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I [kitA Khrushchev's "new line" is
of a similar character to the successful
maneuvers by Joseph V. Stalin in 1936
and in World War II. In other words.
Khrushchev, the new Stalin, is attempting to cover up the Communist
wolf with sheep's clothing.
In 1936, Stalin produced the Stalinist constitution for Soviet Russia.
which "guaranteed" freedom of
speech, freedom of press, freedom of
assemblage, and freedom of demonstration. This was an ironic travesty,
as the present Communist leaders now
acknowledge, as none of these "guaranties" was granted any of the enslaved peoples under Soviet rule. At
that time, Stalin was pictured as "becoming democratic" and communism
was represented as "changing."
In World War II, Stalin "dissolved"
the Communist International. Again
this act was represented as a profound
"change" in communism. As a matter
of fact. Moscow's control of the Communist Parties of the world remained
the same as ever, and the alleged "dissolution" of the Communist International was a tragic farce.
The Same Old Line
both of these Stalinite maneuvers
prepared the way for the debacles of
Yalta and Potsdam, and the conquest
of one-third of the world by Soviet
Khrushchev's "new line" is given to
a Communist international apparatus
as well disciplined and blindly obedient to Moscow's directives as it was
under Stalin. The Cominform organ.
For a Lasting Peace, for a People's
Democracy, of February 24, signalizes
this fact by announcing that Khrushchev's report was adopted by the 20th
Congress of the Communist Partv ol
the Soviet Union "unanimously," just
as Stalin's reports were previously
adopted. The Communist Parties of
the world, including that of the
United States, are immediately conforming to "the new line."
Khrushchev's talk of taking over certain countries by parliamentary means
is merely the old tactics under a new
guise, the tactics of the "popular
front." Even here Khrushchev indicates that he is resorting to Aesopian
language, for he declares in effect for
By LOUIS BUDENZ
tout's Budenz, former managing
editor of the official Communist
newspaper, the "Daily Worker,"
is one of the highest-ranking
American Communists to break
with the Party. He has since
made invaluable contributions
to America's security by providing detailed information about
Communist policies and leaders.
A native of Indianapolis, Indiana, Mr. Budenz holds a law
degree from Indianapolis Law
School, and has taught at Notre
Dame, Fordham, and Seton Hall
Universities. Based on his personal experience as a Communist official, he is the author of
several books on communism,
among them, "This Is My Story,"
"Men Without Faces," and the
"Techniques of Communism."
the violent overthrow of the govern^
ment of the United States, just
Lenin does specifically in State rt'1
Revolution and Stalin in the Foun
tions of Leninism.
The new Stalin repeats this thoiifi'''
when he says that "in countries who'*'I
capitalism is still strong and where"
controls an enormous military a"'
police machine, the serious resistan1'
of reactionary forces is inevitably
There the transition to socialism vv"
proceed amid conditions of an acifl
class revolutionary struggle." And tin
"revolutionary class struggle" or "cW
war" according to Marxism-Leninisi-1
must end in the establishment of «*
Soviet dictatorship by violence.
The one country above all which J'
clearlv indicated in Khrushchev
words — the country "where capi'11
ism is still strong" — is the Unit*
States of America.
The present tactics of the Krem1"1
as those of the "popular front," ji
therefore designed to beguile Amel*1
again into unguardedness regal'''1",
the "peaceful coexistence" scheme* '
Soviet Russia and to bring about '"
collapse of nation after nation t'i|(t
Soviet power as took place as the r
suit of the "popular front," partieuk"
after World War II. |
The so-called "devaluation" of Stt I
is for the same purpose. Khriish.'1'1..
does not repudiate the fundament*!
of Marxism-Leninism, as set down ■
Marx, Engels, Lenin, and Stalin-
the contrary, he reaffirms them, sta'1 ,
that he stands on "Lenin's princip"*j
and on "the bedrock principles
Marxism-Leninism." Khrushchev oP"
not even repudiate the great p"r"
trials. On this he says: "The TrotiWj
ites-Bukharinists, and the champ'0
of bourgeois nationalism, sougl" ,
break the Leninist unity of our I'-'
and got it in the neck." ,.
The sole criticism of Stalin is tin'' '
in the laudation of Khrushchevs ,,
port by the Communist press 0*
world as "a profound analysis
in other similar terms.
forwarded "the cult of the persona-'"--
but that cult i.s still being advafl^I
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Facts Fohum News, September, i