The Press: Whose Blue Pencil?

The Nation last week found itself with an issue dear to its professionally liberal heart: freedom of opinion. And, as usual, it made the most of it. In its own pages, the Nation, in effect, charged that the Saturday Review of Literature was suppressing free opinion. The suppression: the S.R.L.'s refusal to print a letter, signed by 84 poets, critics and others, criticizing two articles the S.R.L. had printed last June about Poet Ezra Pound and the Bollingen Prize (TIME, Aug. 29). The Nation itself printed the letter last week, alongside an article accusing the S.R.L. of everything from "a philistine...

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