AVIATION: The Air Argument

The U.S. is still fumbling toward a postwar air policy.* A determined 17 of the 19 U.S. airlines are certain that the keystone of that U.S. policy should be wide-open competition on foreign routes. Quietly but persistently, Pan American's famed president, Juan Terry Trippe, has opposed this stand, urging instead the "chosen instrument" policy (TIME, Nov. 8). This week, pinko Author Matthew Josephson (The Robber Barons, The Politicos) entered the controversy with a new book, Empire of the Air (Harcourt, Brace; $3). In trying to decide between the two views, Author...

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