Nation: The Reopened Book

Apparently in response to President Eisenhower's Dartmouth speech against book-burners, Senator Joseph McCarthy last week decided to "clarify" the overseas-library situation, reopened the investigation (which was formally ended in May) and haled to the stand some more writers whose works appear in U.S. Government libraries abroad.

White-haired Artist-Author Rockwell Kent, long accused of sympathy with Communism, made an active show at the end of Angler McCarthy's line.* The artist tried (but failed) to get into the record a statement accusing McCarthy himself of plotting to overthrow the Government by "force and violence" in favor of fascism. Kent admitted sending $800 to the...

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