INDIA: Nehru Moves Left

"Dear Comrade," wrote Jawaharlal Nehru to each member of his Cabinet. "On the eve of my visit to China, I venture to write to you to dispel doubts and rumors." In 1,300 loosely strung words, the leader of the world's second most populous nation proclaimed that he would not run for re-election as Congress Party president when his term expires next January and would not "function as Prime Minister for at least some time." Instead, said handsomely aging (64) Nehru, he wanted time to read and think while others showed how they could...

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