OPINION: Unturned Back

At a meeting sponsored by the Kent (Conn.) League of Women Voters last week, Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt said: "I believe that Alger Hiss, had he remained as head of the Carnegie Foundation without detection of his alleged treasonable act, would have done less harm to the cause of this nation's prestige abroad than [McCarthy Subcommittee Investigators] Schine and Cohn did in their junket through Europe."

The belief is safe enough. Hiss, undetected, would probably have done no harm whatever to this nation's prestige abroad. That was not the harm he was convicted of doing.


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