IN ANGER AND PITY by Robert Magidoff


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This could be used in conjunction with the Durenty book as filling in some of the color and flavor of life in the Soviet- and rounding out some of the human aspects, the cultural values which would make the picture of ""The Men Who Run Russia"" better rounded for the average American reader....Magidoff, Russian born American citizen and news correspondent for NBC and McGraw Hill, was expelled from Russia, along with his Russian wife, on the basis of framed charges. Perhaps one third of this book is personal- or closely linked with the personal in anecdotal material about friends and associates whose experiences illustrate the points he so graphically makes on what life is like in Soviet Russia today. One gets gradually a picture of the buildup of barriers that make fair presentation impossible within Russia today- fears, suspicions, censorship et. al. the breakdown between two worlds, the relentless anti-American campaign (and at the same time an increasing influence of Western ideals). The final section answers recurrent questions on Russia's standard of living, Stalin and the Politburo, and the imminence (which he doubts) of war.

Pub Date: March 4th, 1949
Publisher: Doubleday