[On reading Gareth’s diary
note of when he met Duranty in Moscow (on the same day as he met Foreign Commissar
Litvinoff), then he was perhaps not surprised to have been
denigrated by Duranty in the New York Times:] March 19. Met Litvinoff. Duranty said: “Save
Face – Third International down & out – quiet.” “I don’t
trust Duranty. He still believes in Collectivisation.