Communists: An Un-Meeting of Minds

We will have nothing to do with your rotten revisionist undertaking!

—China's reply to the invitation

Ideological differences between the world parties are too deep to be solved at the present time.

—Pravda on the eve

These two views of the possibility of Communist unity more or less set the theme for this week's worldwide conference of Communist parties in Budapest. Still, it is remarkable enough that it is taking place at all. For nearly eight years, the Russians have been vainly trying to bring about a Communist summit, chiefly in order to embarrass and isolate the renegade Chinese. Now that they...

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