Letters, Apr. 21, 1947

Competition for Communism

Sirs:

What democracy is not was expressed by Secretary of State Marshall in Moscow [TIME, March 24] when he said: "To us a society is not democratic if men . . . are not free to express their beliefs and convictions without fear that they may be snatched away from their home and family," and without fear "of being deprived of the right to work or deprived of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."

The question now arises whether or not we can function as a democracy if the legislation to...

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