IDEOLOGIES: Ideas Can Be Dangerous

More battles have been lost through confusion than through treachery. Americans, involved in a clangorous hunt for traitors and spies, seemed increasingly confused about even graver dangers that they faced in their battle with Communism. This situation was illustrated by the story of three men in the news last week. The men were the U.S.'s Professor Owen Lattimore, Britain's Secretary for War John Strachey and France's Atomic Energy Boss Frédéric Joliot-Curie.

Despite obvious differences, the three had some significant qualities in common. All formed their political consciousness in the years after...

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