RADICALS: Only the Steadfast

Since the Hitler-Stalin pact, U. S. fellow travelers have fallen away in droves, but the Communist rank & file has hung on through every swing toward Hitlerism. Pondering these tenacious loyalists, a writer in the pinko Nation last week observed: "Genuinely perturbed by the defections around them, they calmly recite Lenin's prophecy: When the locomotive of history takes a sharp turn, only the steadfast cling to the train."

Last week three hitherto steadfast Communists jumped from the train with what dignity they could. Frail, bespectacled Granville Hicks, a free-lance critic, writer (I Like America, John Reed—The Making of a Revolutionary), whose...

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