THE ADMINISTRATION: Sea Gull's Nest

The word "Communist" may be used as a sort of evil wand by almost anyone. The afflicted, if he is innocent, can hope for a cure only by entering into a prolonged and complicated course of prescribed incantation. No exception could be made when the charge was leveled, a fortnight ago, at George Marshall's bright-eyed, energetic new Assistant Secretary of Defense, Anna M. Rosenberg.

Her accuser, one Benjamin Freedman, was a peculiar and disgruntled zealot—a self-styled "excommunicated Jew" who had given financial backing to a wild-eyed, anti-Semitic hate sheet. At his instigation...

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