INTELLECTUALS: Mirror & Poison

Ten years ago, a handful of U.S. and other intellectuals formed the Congress for Cultural Freedom to combat the Communists' efforts to mobilize intellectuals in their cause. Last week 221 deep thinkers from 48 countries met in Berlin for the congress tenth anniversary conference. Communism was scarcely mentioned. Whatever its military menace, as an intellectual challenge Communism had lost so much face that nobody bothered to argue about it. Instead, to the bewilderment of the delegates from the new Afro-Asian lands, the spokesmen for the sophisticated societies spent most of their...

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