National Affairs: Right & Wrong

Louis B. Seltzer, editor of the Cleveland Press, probably knows his readers better and talks to them with more immediacy than any other leading U.S. newspaperman. Noting that the U.S. air of 1951 was saturated with moral scandal, moral doubt and moral confusion, Editor

Seltzer sat at his typewriter and, in 15 minutes, banged out an editorial that raised uncomfortable questions about the state of the U.S. at a moment of world responsibility. His piece touched a nerve: in the following week, 1,000 people had tried to reach him by phone or written him letters or stopped him on the street to...

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