THE NATION: The Cold War at Home

The most important news of the week, no doubt, was the President's call for a special session of Congress. The most sensational, unquestionably, was the Hollywood hearing in Washington. In the long run, it might turn out that the sensational, for once, had the greater significance. It concerned Americans just as much and possibly more than aid to Europe and the price of eggs.

Seldom before had the 158-year-old procedure of congressional investigation come under such hot fire. From the Left, in utterances ranging from stump speeches to paid newspaper ads, came the...

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