A Letter From The Publisher: Jun. 13, 1969

ASSOCIATE Editor David B. Tinnin spent three weeks last month traveling through Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union before tackling the job of writing this week's cover story on the state of world Communism. Tinnin's tour amounted to a cram course in the style and strains of life in the East bloc. To his surprise, the biggest payoff came during a cocktail party in Bucharest. There he overheard a Communist official say that copies of a detailed secret document spelling out the agenda for the summit meeting in Moscow had been sent to party central committees all over the world. Tinnin...

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