THE CONGRESS: Hurley-Burly

Histrionic Patrick Jay Hurley got what he wanted: a chance to flail away at the State Department in the full spotlight of a Congressional hearing. A crowd jam-packed the big chamber. Ex-Ambassador Hurley had promised to pull no punches, to name names and dates and places, to expand his charges that career diplomats had done "an inside job" of sabotaging U.S. foreign policy, particularly in China (TIME, Dec. 10).

His audience was not disappointed in the show. Pat Hurley came out with a roar, both fists swinging. His white mustache bristled, his black-ribboned pince-nez wobbled on his nose. He pounded away...

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