The Press: Tarradiddle & Truth

When Editor Michael Straight of the New Republic picked up his telephone in Washington one morning last week, London was on the wire. His caller was his old friend Kingsley Martin, editor of the New Statesman and Nation. Editor Martin was in a high huff about a "rather dirty trick," to wit, the liberal New Republic, which had long seen eye to eye with the New Statesman, had turned on Fellow-Liberal Martin in a most unpleasant manner.

The attack on the New Statesman was written by Richard Strout, Washington correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor, and briefly U.S. correspondent for the New...

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