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A year ago (TIME, Jan. 3, 1955), Russian-born Wolf Ladejinsky was fired as a security risk by the U.S. Department of Agriculture from his job as an Asian land-reform planner. The charges were aired and proved ridiculous; Ladejinsky was rehired by Harold Stassen's Foreign Operations Administration to work on land reform in Viet Nam. Last week the International Cooperation Administration (successor to FOA) announced that it had demanded and received Ladejinsky's resignation. This time the charges were about 100% different: Ladejinsky appeared as a capitalist investor—and in the economy of Nationalist...

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