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Dangers of Communism

In December 1959 British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan met with the leaders of America, Germany and France to discuss the spectre of communism. Some time later, he wrote a private letter to the Queen recounting the meeting:

"After lunch, which was extremely good,

[West German chancellor] Dr Konrad Adenauer delivered for nearly an hour a lecture on the dangers of communism and the best way to deal with it -- in the schools, in the factory and in the home.

"I regret to inform Your Majesty that I fell asleep during the latter part of this oration."

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