LABOR: The Most Dangerous Man

In his 6½ action-packed years as A.F.L. representative in Europe, Irving Brown has become one of the Americans that Communists know best—and hate most. In Belgium Communists call him "the grey eminence of the yellow international," in Italy "Scarface, the notorious American fascist racketeer," in Prague "the chief union splitter." Tass has accused him of everything from forging Cominform documents to shipping German virgins to Africa "to amuse young Americans."* Last week Brown was in Washington reporting to A.F.L. leaders on how he had earned such Red epithets.

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