The Press: Off the Record

To Insider John Gunther, she "swept through Europe, an amiable, blue-eyed tornado." To Columnist Heywood Broun, she was "a victim of galloping nascence," whose speeches in one year would "constitute a bridge of platitudes sufficient to reach from the Herald Tribune's editorial rooms to the cold caverns of the moon." But to approving readers of her three-a-week column of political analysis, "On the Record" (147 papers), durable Dorothy Thompson was a snappish combination of Cassandra and Joan of Arc, the first and finest of political newshens.

Last week Dorothy Thompson went off the...

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