COMMUNISTS: The Presence of Evil

(See Cover)

The job fell to a Negro housewife. Last week in a federal courtroom, in a small firm voice, she uttered the sentence which cut off the head of the Communist Party in the U.S.

The morning sun fell on Manhattan's Foley Square, but the room in the skyscraper courthouse was cast in majestic gloom. The babbling of the spectators in the pewlike benches had stopped. Wary-eyed deputy marshals, their numbers reinforced, had ranged themselves around the crowded room, against its marble walls. Eleven bosses of the Communist Party, on trial for...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

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 TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

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