INVESTIGATIONS: The Case Against I.P.R.

For five weeks, the Senate subcommittee on Internal Security has gone about its hearings on Far Eastern policy with an air of quiet authority. The quiet was imposed by Nevada's canny old Pat McCarran, committee chairman, who sensed that the public might be fed up with theatrics and McCarthy-style scare tactics; McCarran set his sessions in a small, fourth-floor capital committee room, banned play-by-play television and newsreel coverage. The air of authority stems from the fact that committee investigators swooped down on a Massachusetts barn last February and seized some 300,000...

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