A Letter From The Publisher, Feb. 17, 1947

The reliability of TIME as a foreign news source has been the subject of a vigorous controversy recently in the Norwegian press between Arnulf Overland, novelist, essayist, playwright and Norway's foremost poet, and communist author O1vind Bolstad.

The controversy arose as a byproduct of one of a series of lectures Overland has been making throughout Norway. A longtime, hard-hitting champion of democracy and the rights of the individual, Poet Overland, who passed four of the war years as a political prisoner in German concentration camps for his work with the Norwegian resistance movement,...

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