John O'Sullivan,unjustly exiled editor of the late National Review , relates that the latest Russian rage is P.G. Wodehouse's Jeeves books, banned by Stalin in 1929, lest the worldly joys of the "English heaven" distract faithful Bolshevik writers from the wonders of the worker's paradise as they squatted in their newly commandeered Tammany Hall, formerly Moscow's Angliski Club.
John says a Tory MP friend of the late humorist " has long maintained that an early Wodehouse short story was on Tolstoy's bedside table the night he died."
"From one heaven to another" JO'S concludes. Readers of another genre must be wondering if the sainted count 's butler put some of the newly discovered wonder metal polonium in his tea.