The House Committee on Un-American Activities headed by ham-handed Representative Martin Dies of Texas, after hearings in Washington which revealed it as nothing but an ill-planned, amateurish Red-hunt, last week heard some news of fascist propaganda but soon got back to its Red theme. From the testimony of Joseph B. Matthews, onetime head of the League Against War & Fascism (now League for Peace & Democracy), the Committee learned that "the Communist Party relies heavily upon the carelessness or indifference of thousands of prominent citizens in lending their names for its propaganda...

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