RADICALS: Before a Fall

Last week a dark-haired man with crooked mouth and sombre eyes slouched glumly into a Manhattan courtroom. He was Earl Russell Browder, the nominal leader* of U. S. Communists, and he was in a fix.

A trio of reformed Comrades (including an oldtime Soviet gumshoe artist, Nicholas Dozenberg) testified that Comrade Browder had forged names to three U. S. passports since 1921. Each of these offenses (as Comrade Browder admitted) occurred more than seven years ago, hence could not be directly prosecuted. So the Government got at Earl Browder indirectly, showing that,...

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