The Press: The Time Is Ripe

Douglas A. Hyde always wanted to be a missionary. He was a Methodist, "but at 17, he joined Britain's Communist Party, and became a missionary for Marxism instead. "Everyone worked together and thought alike," said he, "which was the great attraction." That was in 1928.

He went to work in 1939 for London's Communist Daily Worker (circ. 120,000) and later became its home (domestic) news editor. At war's end, when "I saw the way things were shaping up in Eastern Europe," he had his first doubts about Communism. "It kept bothering me more & more." Last week, appalled by the fall of...

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