The Press: Those Moscow Correspondents

For most of her life, grave, prim-lipped Markoosha Fischer, Russian-born wife of U.S. Correspondent Louis Fischer, has been asking herself painful questions about her native land. She left Russia in 1915, swearing to stay away as long as Tsarism lasted. She was back from 1927 to 1939, to exult in Soviet Russia's growing pains. Last year, in a book (My Lives in Russia), she decided that "nothing but the truth" could restore honest thinking about the U.S.S.R.

In the December Common Sense, Author Fischer asks how much truth has come from U.S. correspondents in Moscow. She concludes that much of their wartime...

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