Streams

Isaac Don Levine

Tuesday, January 01, 1963

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Introduction of Russian journalist Isaac Don Levine. Levine's speech missing.

Question and answer period. Levine answers questions related to changes he has seen in Russia. He discusses Stalinism in the Soviet Union and in the United States. He says he came back convinced of the proposition of two cold wars, the first proclaimed by Lenin and the second proclaimed by Stalin.

Levine answers other questions related to the Soviet Union and Communism.



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