AS MANUILSKY WAS SAYING...


We again remind the readers that Dmitri Z. Manuilsky, former tutor of Nikita S. Khrushchev in 1930 told students at Moscow's Lenin School of Political Warfare:

"War to the hilt between Communism and Capitalism is inevitable. Today, of course, we are not strong enough to attack. Our time will come in 20 or 30 years. To win, we shall need the element of surprise, the bourgeoisie will have to be put to sleep.

"So we shall begin by launching the most spectacular peace movement on record. There will be electrifying overtures and unheard-of concessions. The capitalist countries, stupid and decadent, will rejoice to cooperate in their own destruction. They will leap at another chance to be friends. As soon as their guard is down, we shall smash them with our clenched fist..."


Copyright © The Ukrainian Weekly, September 17, 1960, No. 179, Vol. LXVII


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