The Press: The Right to Loyalty

No man can serve two masters.

—Matthew 6:24

The Communist party has long since been exposed as a secret conspiracy whose followers cannot give loyalty to any other master. In 1952 nobody should therefore deny the right of a newspaper to fire an employee who is a Communist. The American Newspaper Guild; having fought hard to fire Communists from its own paid jobs, could scarcely deny it. Nevertheless, last week the Guild found itself upholding the fantastic claim that a newspaper publisher has no right (let alone duty) to rid himself of Communist writers.

In Los Angeles, an impartial arbitrator had just decided that...

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