People: Trials & Tribulations

In Saigon, after a reporting tour of Indo-China, British Novelist Graham (The End of the Affair) Greene applied for a U.S. visa, ran smack into the clause of the McCarran exclusion act which automatically forbids U.S. entry to any alien who was ever a member of a totalitarian party. Greene's difficulty: during his Oxford days in the early '20s, he joined the Communist Party "as a prank," paid dues for a month before he dropped out, later to become a soul-searching Roman Catholic. In Washington, the State Department turned the Greene case over to the Justice Department, which has authority to...

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