Without exception, Communist countries uphold the principle laid down by Satirist George Orwell in the Animal Farm: all are created equal, but some are more equal than others. This means in practice that Communist Party members get more and better food, housing, clothing and recreation than the mass of the people, who live in darkness because they know not Marx. Anyone who suggests that Communists live like ordinary people is guilty of a heresy called egalitarianism, upon which the great Lenin himself pronounced anathema.

Last week Tito's Yugoslavia went egalitarian. A government decree, effective Nov. 1, closes all special food...

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