PHILANTHROPY: Heat Treatment

In January the Fund for the Republic, a $15 million Ford Foundation offshoot, completed the first of 50-odd projects it has launched to enlighten the U.S. about its civil rights. The project, supervised by Harvard Law Professor Arthur E. Suther land: a 474-page Bibliography on the Communist Problem in the U.S., which took 18 months and $67,000 to prepare. Last week the book received scathing criticism.

Novelist (Studs Lonigan) James T. Farrell said it was overbalanced with works by Communist "hatchetmen" and showed "inexcusable sloppiness." Wrote Brown University's Labor Economist Philip Taft:...

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