The Press: Marxism and the Times

The mighty, generally sapient, usually balanced New York Times got into a peck of Moscow trouble last week.

The trouble began when the Times's lean, sandy Will Lissner, a rewrite man who dabbles in economics on the side, took a long look into a quarterly called Science & Society. This is a small-circulating (4,000), intellectual organ which advertises itself as Marxist and hews to the Communist Party line.

Uneasy Reading. Featuring the lucubrations of the heaviest Stalinist intellectuals, Science & Society is a forbiddingly academic magazine to the general reader, but the Times's...

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