A Letter From The Publisher, May 2, 1949

Seldom has a National Affairs cover story in TIME been done without any help from the subject. In the case of Communist leader Eugene Dennis (TIME, April 25), however, it had to be that way. Three weeks before the story was due Researcher Blanche Finn asked Dennis for an interview. He turned the matter over to his publicity man, who asked Miss Finn to submit her questions in writing. She did. The publicity man took one look at the questions, declared they were "too knowing," and refused to give the answers.

At that juncture—although...

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