The Press: All for One

Never before in modern times had the free press of the world raised its voice in such a thunderous defense of press freedom itself. From Bertie McCormick's isolationist Chicago Tribune to the global-minded New York Times, from Brazil's Correio da Manhá to Belgium's Catholic La Libre Belgique, editors drove their sharpest phrases into the tough hide of Argentina's Juan Perón last week for his suppression of La Prensa (TIME, Feb. 5 et seq.).

"The soul of a great newspaper is about to be destroyed," said Editor Robin Cruikshank of London's News Chronicle in a...

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