Civil Liberties and the Communists:
Checking Subversion Without Harm to Democratic Rights
Gone are the days when only the so-called butcher-paper magazines printed articles about threats to civil liberties. Today almost any periodical you pick up is likely to have a piece on the subject.
The Ladies Home Journal for January carried two pages by Dorothy Thompson on “How to Protect Civil Liberties” without giving the country to the Communists. Life recently put the solemn editorial question “Is There a Witch Hunt?” Harper’s followed an impassioned plea for calmness by Henry Steele Commager, entitled “Who is Loyal to America?” with James A. Wechsler’s suggestions on “How to Rid the Government of Communists.” And Collier’s has had Charles Luckman explain to its readers that “Civil Rights Means Good Business.”
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