Education: Education, Jul. 12, 1943

Relative History

An anonymous columnist* of the history-loving New York Times had fun last week standing Clio on her head. First, he imagined the No. 1 U.S. Communist answering the same history questions both before and after Hitler attacked Russia.

"Q. Characterize briefly the system under which the American people live.

"A. (Browder before June 22, 1941): A system of economic slavery.

"(Browder after June 22, 1941): A democracy, and the hope of mankind.

"Q. What is the Bill of Rights?

"A. (Browder ante-1941): Opiate for the ignorant.

"(Browder post-1941): A shining beacon for all oppressed peoples....

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