The Press: Lifting the Welcome Mat

The weekly National Guardian (circ. 47,000), though it follows the Communist Party line almost as faithfully as the Communist Daily Worker, claims to be a "progressive weekly affiliated with no political party." Started in 1948, the Guardian parrots the Communist charges of germ warfare in Korea, consistently berates U.S. "imperialist" expansion, runs special dispatches from Communist correspondents in North Korea, and has even printed a list of prisoners of war in Korea (TIME, May 21, 1951) that was available only to the world Communist press.

Fortnight ago, Guardian Editor Cedric Belfrage, 48, a...

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