Time Inc. Offers an Ideology:
Max Ways's “Beyond Survival”
Vigor surges through our own society, through our allies (when last had France this look of hope?), through our enemies, though the “uncommitted” lands that are passionately committing themselves to the future. Yet in the midst of all this energy, the policy of the United States seems to be swirling into an eddy, a dead end. -MAX WAYS, Beyond Survival
TIME, the Weekly Newsmagazine, like every good weekly news magazine, is acutely sensitive to both the fears of mankind and the trend of the market. It has therefore now come to realize that, as an ex-editor of Time has put it, behind the barbecue pit stands a man deeply troubled by the state of America. Or if he isn’t troubled he certainly should be, for after seven years of a Republican administration the United States is weaker than it has ever been before, and certainly than it was in 1952. This admission, that Republicanism has failed by simply wasting the past seven years of American life, is the astounding conclusion which one must draw from the most recent statement of belief by Time Inc. Henry Luce and Time are not the National Review; they are not rabid or hysterical, and they keep a tight check on their emotions as well as their facts. It is not from the crackpots of either the left or the right that one hears of the collapse of Republicanism. It has come instead from the house organ of Republicanism itself. The accusation is dear: the United States is “swirling into an eddy, a dead end.” As Joe McCarthy would say, there has been a betrayal some place. But who has betrayed whom?
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