THE ADMINISTRATION Burning Question The process of picking the year's hottest and most controversial articles of export—books consigned to 184 U.S. Information Service libraries in 65 foreign countries—seemed to be getting back on a reasonable basis again last week. After five months of bitter argument, set off by Senator Joe McCarthy's enraged discovery that Communists and fellow travelers were among authors represented in the overseas libraries' 2,000,000 volumes, the State Department issued a hard definition of future policy.

The new policy statement declares:1) The overseas library program is pursued to maintain good will and protect the good name of the...

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