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Belokon, A. [and] V. Tolstikov

The truth about Hungary facts and eyewitness accounts

Foreign Languages Publishing House, Moscow. 1957, 206p., inserted b&w gravure photoillustrations, first issue plain printed white wraps, slightly edgeworn, large light sticker shadow front cover, inked numerals on back. A sort of "white paper," with photos of damage to buildings, of the dead, of weapons that were "brought to Hungary," a Red Cross auto allegedly used to smuggle arms, American-made vacuum-tubes retrieved from propaganda balloons, and-- rather more endearingly than persuasively --news kiosks where you can buy any old darn newsprint you want, and pix showing "abundant" housing / food (shows wine bottles) / goods (shows new motorcycles-for-sale). // From page 139 : 'In order to bring out the counter-revolutionary character of the Hungarian events in still greater relief, it is also necessary to deal with the nature of the forces behind them. The political spokesmen and ideologists of imperialism, the authors of the report of the "United Nations Committee" on the "Hungarian question" included, are trying to assure the world that the "Hungarian people" themselves had risen and started the armed struggle. But that is just a fiction' ..How interesting , that this Stalinist apologia should be a correct analysis of US instigative causation (US instigation is acknowledged in standard US histories, mea culp-ing only that the US "shouldn't have" or shoulda supplied a sufficiency of force) --however incorrect the Stalinist ascription of causitive fault. Therefore one reads this for information, not the truth. Text is written as an investigative travelogue by Belokon and Tolstikov, "merely two newspapermen..who have set themselves a modest task"

Cat.No: 82820

Price: $15.00

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