The Press: Freedom? No, Thanks

When Harold Stassen popped the censorship question to Joseph Stalin (see INTERNATIONAL), he was just trying to be helpful. But last week it appeared that Stassen had unintentionally struck a blow at freedom, not for it. As they passed out of the Russian orbit, U.S. and British newsmen returning from the Moscow Conference began cabling "now it can be told" dispatches. One thing several wanted to tell about was what happened after the Stalin-Stassen chat.

Until then, the censorship holiday on conference news had gone fairly smoothly. But when the censors read about the...

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