Education: The Man Who Confessed

Most U.S. colleges and universities have agreed that they do not want Communists on their faculties. Many have also decided that they do not want former party members who refuse to answer competent questions about themselves and the party. But what about the ex-Communist who has confessed all? Last week, having answered that question for itself, American University in Washington, D.C. found itself in the middle of a new academic storm.

The case involved was that of Law Professor Herbert Fuchs.* When the university hired him in 1949, he gave no hint that there was anything amiss in his past. Then last...

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