National Affairs: Stronger Voice

The "Voice of America" was no longer speaking from the doghouse. Since last summer, when Congress had all but silenced the State Department's broadcasts to Europe, several things had happened. Assistant Secretary of State Bill Benton, who tried hard to make the Voice an effective propaganda weapon but whose super-salesmanship rubbed many a Congressman the wrong way, had quit. More important, Congressmen who toured Europe last fall became convinced that the Voice was needed to combat distortions about the U.S. in foreign lands. Last week the Voice got a new set of vocal...

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