Education: Report Card

¶ After listening to testimony for six months and plowing through thousands of pages of reports, a "select committee" of the House found that the nation's educational and philanthropic foundations have made a good record in resisting Communist infiltration. "A few small foundations," said the committee, "became captives of the Communist Party. Here and there a foundation board included a Communist or a Communist sympathizer . . . There remains the ugly, unalterable fact that Alger Hiss became the president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace . . . that Frederick Vanderbilt Field became the secretary of the American Council...

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