THE ADMINISTRATION: Burning Question

THE ADMINISTRATION Burning Question The process of picking the year's hottest and most controversial articles of export—books consigned to 184 U.S. Information Service libraries in 65 foreign countries—seemed to be getting back on a reasonable basis again last week. After five months of bitter argument, set off by Senator Joe McCarthy's enraged discovery that Communists and fellow travelers were among authors represented in the overseas libraries' 2,000,000 volumes, the State Department issued a hard definition of future policy.

The new policy statement declares:1) The overseas library program is pursued to maintain good will and protect the good name of the...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!