Science: McCarran Curtain

Although its aim is to exclude Communist spies and propagandists, the McCarran Act,* declares a group of eminent U.S. scientists in the current Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, is isolating U.S. science from vital European ideas and knowledge. It is also, they claim, antagonizing Europe's intellectuals and giving propaganda ammunition to Europe's Communists.

Dr. Edward A. Shils, professor of social sciences at the University of Chicago and consultant to the Air Force's ultra-secret Rand Corporation, leads off with a long and bitter analysis of the McCarran situation: "A very large number of distinguished...

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