RADICALS: The Worst Is Yet to Come

Three months ago, Jacques Duclos, bespectacled French Communist leader and Stalinist spokesman in western Europe, let loose a violent blast at U.S. Comrade Earl Browder. The complaint (couched in 7,000 words of dialectic diatribe): Browder, by dissolving the U.S. Communist Party and setting up the Communist Political Association, had led his followers into heresy. He had suggested that socialism and capitalism can get along together. From the day of the Duclos barrage a bitter storm raged around Kansas-born Earl Browder's hapless head.

Last week the lightning struck. In the Daily Worker, Browder...

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