Letters, Mar. 1, 1937

Bewildered Hollywoodsters Sirs:

HAVING JUST LOCKED OURSELVES IN ROOM AND TAKEN LARGE DOSE OF RUSSIAN "CONFESSION GAS" MENTIONED IN YOUR SHALL WE SAY DELIGHTFULLY UNBIASED ARTICLE ON THE SOVIET TRIALS [TIME, Feb. 8], WE FIND WE HAVE A CONFESSION TO MAKE. WE CONFESS WE ARE BEWILDERED. STARTING WITH LIBERALS' ASSUMPTION THAT POSSIBLY THE RUSSIAN EXPERIMENT SHOULD NOT BE ENTIRELY DISCOURAGED, BEING BASED ON AT LEAST AS HIGH IDEALS OF HUMAN PROGRESS AS THOSE OF CERTAIN WELL KNOWN FINANCIAL SUPPORTERS OF WHAT WAS HIS NAME OH YES LANDON, CONTINUING WITH THE FURTHER LIBERAL ASSUMPTION...

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