Chronicle. And because these facts are evident to those who know the "local situation" you will not need to quote me.
Your questions about New York papers I can't answer off hand because I haven't been here long. A few hasty inquiries only made the matters more dubious. It is certain, however, that Munsey owns both the morning and evening Sun. 2
I shall be interested in your book, and wish I had time to contribute more to your background. 3--It may interest you to know that Croly controls the New Republic because he has the purse strings between his teeth, but that Johnson, who sits next to him in council, is a far-seeing, alert and level-headed radical. His is the brain of the organization. Lippmann is usually misinformed and muddled. 4
Sincerely Maxwell Anderson
[ March, 1920]
It seems to me that all our independent periodicals are basing their efforts on the theory that whatever is to be done must be the fruit of governmental action. They are shoving with their whole weight in the direction of a more nearly centralized nation and a more nearly socialized system of production. Now it seems obvious that unless we