International: Karl Who?

"The educator himself needs educating," wrote that famous critic of capitalist society, Karl Marx. But the comment might apply equally well to Communist Hungary, where a recently published poll has revealed some shocking historical misconceptions in the minds of Marx's progeny. Conducted in 1976-77 by an official government youth agency, the poll quizzed a representative sampling of 814 Communist youth leaders ages 14 through 30. The results, published in last month's issue of Ifju Kommunist (Young Communist), show an almost counterrevolutionary ignorance about Communist history.

Of those polled, 17% knew nothing about Lenin, 31% knew nothing about Stalin and 42% knew nothing...

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