National Affairs: Beautiful but Subversive

In the past two years G-Men have often rolled a wistful eye at the sensational headlines of the Dies Committee, which had invaded an ancient but lately unpublicized province of FBI—sabotage, propaganda, espionage. G-Men took cover in the excuse that such doings should be kept under cover, insisted they had everything in hand except the headlines. Texas' Martin Dies flew from lecture to lecture (his platform dates often preceded by a raid whose results were never announced). The G-Men never give lectures.

Last week, as Dies and the Justice Department continued to wrangle, FBI...

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