In the modern art of international propaganda, the Communists have scored a triumph of sorts.

With a massive outpouring of hate and vilification, they are now pillorying Americans as depraved monsters who have unleashed germ warfare on the people of North Korea and China.

U.S. spokesmen, echoed by the British Foreign Office, have scornfully belittled the propaganda as a monstrous and incredible Big Lie. Through the U.N., the International Red Cross has offered to investigate, and has been brusquely rebuffed by the Communists. Meanwhile, the Big Lie is spread with undiminished intensity by...

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