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The speaker's impressions from a recent trip to the Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia, and Yugoslavia, along with a Speaker of the House of Commons, Senator Cross, and the speaker's wife. The complexities of such impressions. Some "caveats" from the speaker about his impressions. Topics covered in this review include the economic and city planning, and the health and welfare programmes on the other side of the Iron Curtain; the number of young men and women in positions of responsibility; the educational system; health and welfare organizations; successes with the problem of a multi-racial society; consumer and service industries; agriculture; food; consumer goods; failures and to what they might be due; the people and their deep longing for peace; fear of China.