The Press: Brave New Republic

Henry Wallace and his angels had challenged the forces of darkness to battle (TIME, Nov. 25), and now he was ready to unlimber his new weapon. This week the first issue of the New Republic under his editorship hit the stands, looking only mildly destructive. The barrel was shinier (a cover in color), but the bore was the same; the ammunition more plentiful (64 pages instead of 32), but generally of the old caliber. One cheering note for the money-losing New Republic: the issue was abnormally ad-packed.*

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