BRAZIL: Uncensored

In 1926, Russian-speaking Jerome Davis, Leftist professor of the Yale Divinity School, scooped the English language press with the first interview with J. Stalin since Lenin's death in 1924. He sold it to Hearst. Last week rangy, 46-year-old Dr. Davis, who was ousted from his Yale post seven months ago allegedly for his outspoken Leftism, now the C.I.O. standard-bearing president of the American Federation of Teachers, again broke into print with a report on another dictator, Getulio Vargas of Brazil.

After a flying visit and a peek behind the strict censorship, tightened when Vargas took over absolute power with...

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