COMMUNISTS: How Much Is Enough?

In a voice which would have made even the Gettysburg Address sound like the chant of a tobacco auctioneer, the clerk of the U.S. Senate droned out the message which President Truman and his aides had worked over so long and earnestly. Prosaically spoken, the words dealt with a passionately debated issue: How can a nation defend its freedom against those who would claim freedom's privileges in order to destroy freedom?

"Today we face most acutely the threat of the Communist movement, international in scope, directed from a central source and committed to...

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