THIRD PARTIES: From the Horse's Mouth

The U.S. Communist Party said flatly last week that Henry Wallace's third party, platform and all, was strictly a Communist idea. The statement was made in a resolution prepared for the Communist Party's convention, and published in The Worker.

After the usual run of epithets about the "bipartisan war coalition" and the "reactionary, imperialist essence of the Marshall Plan," the resolution declared that, as soon as the war ended, the Communist Party had "boldly proclaimed the need ... for a new people's party." The resolution added modestly: "Because of its correct line, the Party was able to carry on effective...

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