THE NATION: Not Lenin but Lucifer

If some bigheaded, bandy-legged, ivy-green men from Mars with a secret weapon and a gripe against Marxists took over Earth, wiped out all the Communists and went home, how would things be? Much better, no doubt. But last week's news brought wholesome reminders that even if Communism were erased, old Earth would still have plenty of troubles.

The U.S. lived so long with the cold war (and the slight defrosting of Geneva's elusive spirit) that there was a tendency to forget that trouble began when Lucifer fell, not when Lenin rose. There were...

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