The Press: Goodbye, Now

The marriage of the New Republic and Editor Henry Wallace had been shaky from the start. It became a trial separation when Henry decided to run for President; Henry would no longer be editor, just a contributing editor (TIME, Jan. 5). This didn't work, either. Columnist Wallace and the New Republic disagreed about the Marshall Plan, foreign and domestic Communists—and the candidacy of Henry Wallace.

Last week the divorce was complete. Candidate Wallace wrote his last piece for the NR, a meandering 13-column restatement of his life and thought: "Few men have been so privileged as I to see at close...

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