Education: The Lesson

For six weeks a House Special Committee, headed by Tennessee's Republican B. (for Brazilla) Carroll Reece, has been probing into the doings of the nation's tax-free foundations. Are the foundations—most of which were established by America's most successful capitalists—promoting socialism, or perhaps even subversion? By Recce's standards there seemed to be some evidence that they are.

To start things off, the committee's Research Director Norman Dodd submitted a preliminary report that blandly hinted that there is something sinister about the foundations. Among other things, said he, they have been concerned with "internationalism," and some had even been guilty of "training individuals and...

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