THE ADMINISTRATION: Reversal

Last June 23 the State Department, goaded by Congress, summarily dismissed ten employees for disloyalty. It did so without a hearing, without telling the dismissed what the charges were, and without giving them the right of appeal.

Last week the Department, goaded by public opinion, reversed itself—to a degree. Three of the ten had already been allowed to resign "without prejudice." Still refusing to divulge the charges, on the ground of security, State now extended the same privilege to the remaining seven, "to avoid a possible injustice to them." By now the Department has set up a more elaborate system...

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