THE CONGRESS: The Appraisers Come Home

The Herter Committee returned with a healthy and wholehearted respect for Europe's Reds. The committeemen had seen them at work. Ohio's Thomas Jenkins, once a rabid isolationist, had seen Communism's hard Yugoslav face at Trieste. Considerably shaken, Jenkins wrote: "This terrorism is an example of the methods which Communists will employ to extend their doctrines."

Europe's greatest danger lay in the people's complacency, they thought. They found Europeans less disturbed than Americans about Communism.

Said South Carolina's big James Richards : "We saw the Communist leaders in Italy and France and England. They...

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