THE NATION: The '48 Line Is Drawn

President Truman threw the whole ball of fat into the fire. With a 5,500-word message which left no doubts as to which side he had picked, he vetoed the Taft-Hartley labor bill. Harry Truman had chosen the Left side of the line. He had followed the advice of Administration labor specialists and his close adviser, Clark Clifford. He had bought labor's case, lock, stock & barrel; on many points his vehement, sharply worded message to Congress (see col. 3) squared exactly with the analysis of Lee Pressman, the C.I.O.'s able counsel, a Communist-line leftist.

Harry Truman's action was a direct...

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