The Hemisphere: Second Thoughts

Assured by External Affairs Chief Lester Pearson that Canadian security checks gave a "clean bill of health" to Herbert Norman, Canadian Ambassador to Egypt, Canadians last week turned hotly angry with a U.S. Senate subcommittee that released evidence of Norman's Communist leanings in the 1930s. Politicians, editors and many others blamed the subcommittee for Norman's suicide leap from a Cairo building a fortnight ago. Then at week's end, harassed "Mike" Pearson admitted under intensive questioning in the House of Commons that "Mr. Norman, as a university student many years ago, was known to have associated quite openly in university...

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