The Press: Soul-Searching (Cont'd)

The soul-searching eye of U.S. liberal journalism focused again last week on the Nation (circ. 35,106). Wrote ex-Communist Granville Hicks in the liberal Jewish Commentary: "However paradoxical it appears, the magazine that calls itself 'America's leading liberal weekly since 1865' ... in some sense serves today as an apologist for Soviet Russia."

Hicks, author (The Great Tradition), once an editor of the Communist New Masses, had just got around to analyzing the Nation's 120-page 85th birthday edition of last December, which, he noted, had carried congratulations from President Truman, Secretary of Agriculture Brannan, Mrs. Roosevelt, Trygve Lie and others. In the outsize...

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