THE NATION: Democracy & Security

Two men were held up to public view last week as dangers to the Republic. One was an avowed Communist with a long and sinister record. The other was a New Dealer, with a long record of public service.

The Communist was the German Gerhart Eisler, who was hauled up before the old Dies Committee, now under the chairmanship of New Jersey's John Parnell Thomas. Eisler was obstreperous. The committee leveled a number of charges against him and ordered him rejugged (see below).

No loyal American would criticize the committee's action. Eisler, perhaps the key figure of a number of his...

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