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Izzy Stone was once a reporter, an intensive, an idealist, a pupil and, it's transparent, a author whose insights have greater than stood the try out of time. greater than fifteen years after his dying, this number of his paintings from I.F. Stone's Weekly and in different places is excellent in its relevance to our age, addressing the conflict among nationwide safety and person liberty, the safety of minorities, financial equity, social justice, and the yank army in a foreign country. The center of Stone's genius was once his e-newsletter, I.F. Stone's Weekly, released from the mid-1950s to the early Seventies. His meticulous dissection of the inside track used to be unsurpassed, an immediate descendent of the good pamphleteers like Thomas Paine, and a forerunner to the easiest of latest political blogs. Stone's fabulous, investigative reporting; his tremendous, impassioned type; and his dedication to his values all make this assortment an concept, and a revelation.

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Qxd 6/15/06 2:34 PM Page 30 Incommensurate Equation: Justice and Security Wolf Ladejinksy, a Russian-born naturalized citizen, had started his government career in 1935 working at the Department of Agriculture; by the end of the Second World War, he had become the head of the department’s Far East division, and from 1950 to 1954 he had been detailed to the State Department. However, on December 16, 1954, Agriculture Secretary Ezra Taft Benson announced that he was denying Ladejinsky a job in his department, considering him a security risk.

A series of financial difficulties were eased by some odd transactions of which the $10,000 he received from Lustron for a housing pamphlet is the best known. Newly brought to light in this report is the $20,000 note signed for McCarthy by the Washington representative of Pepsi-Cola at a time when the Senator’s bank account in Wisconsin was overextended. Pepsi-Cola was then lobbying for decontrol of sugar and McCarthy was chairman of a Senate subcommittee—on sugar! McCarthy’s financial accounts are hectic.

F. Stone Outgoing Democrats and incoming Republicans will live equally to regret that they did not cut McCarthy down to size when they had the chance. With his congenital cheek and the enormous powers conferred upon him by his key Senate chairmanship, McCarthy promises to become Eisenhower’s chief headache. McCarthy is in a position to smear any government official who fails to do his bidding. With much daring and few scruples, McCarthy can make himself the most powerful single figure in Congress and terrorize the new Administration.

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