National Affairs: God's Gift

Phil Murray did it at last. For a long time, his right-wing followers have been demanding that he rid the C.I.O. of Reds. During the 1946 convention, the right-wingers rammed through a resolution formally damning all Communistic activities. A sick and uncertain Murray gave only cautious approval. A few months later he called labor agents who peddled the Communist line "goddam traitors," and kicked Harvard-bred Lee Pressman, a notorious Communist-liner, out of the job of C.I.O. counsel. From that point on, Phil Murray grew bolder. Some believe that he even helped push that...

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