The opposition to the Truman Doctrine was vehement. It came from isolationists like the New York Daily News, from pacifists like the National Council for Prevention of War, from Russophiles like Senator Claude Pepper, from liberals like Fiorello LaGuardia, who would feed the starving of Greece but leave Greece's Communist troubles to U.N. It came from such Red outposts as the Daily Worker and the National Council of American-Soviet Friendship. But for all its vehemence it was scattered. No one man had yet sounded the cry around which all factions could rally.

This week one man tried. Henry Wallace spoke...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!