RADICALS: Undesirable Bridges

To prove a man a Communist is often as difficult as to prove him a Christian.

Last year Dean James McCawley Landis of Harvard Law School put alien, unnaturalized C. I. O. Longshoreman Harry Bridges to the legal rack, found that he could not legally be considered a member of the Communist Party. Radical Alien Bridges was therefore not subject to de portation by Madam Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins (TIME, Jan. 8, 1940).

Dean Landis decided, after an eleven-week hearing, that Bridges' aims were ";energetically radical" but that his methods were essentially...

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