DANGER ZONES: Proposition from El Supremo

The Philippines Free Press, a responsible, English-language weekly and most widely read publication in the islands, broke into print last week with an eye-opening beat. It was an open letter to Philippine President Elpidio Quirino.

"Allow me," said the letter, "to make some humble suggestions on how we could combat Communism in the Philippines." The letter attacked the large Philippine landholders, corporations and the church, but it also assailed Communism. Filipinos blinked when they got to the letter writer's proposition—a truce in the government's war on the Communist Huk guerrillas and a national conference of Philippine landlords, churchmen, corporation executives...

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