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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 4, April 1956
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date April 1956
Language eng
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  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
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  • Dallas, Texas
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  • journals (periodicals)
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  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 5 1956; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
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Transcript ) o t UNESC associatii pensive sort of pll ■en held years beft for power efforts by through iml conB is happej and a few moO rvers inv* :1 reports hall puj periencsj med Uni1 tUNESC •der to ■ lis sorcer I into bcil clore it , grattii' road, f(" aries bad influence? try unless specifically requested so to do. It is not a matter of a supranational organization imposing its ideas, its cultures, or its concepts °n the defenseless American People. UNESCO, incidentally, costs from the bottomless pocketbook of the American people two cents per capita per year, and if Professor Kendall is loath to give his two cents, I'll be glad to chip in two I cents for him. '"x-ts: I want to point out that the WESCO organization operates through national commissions, not as an international agency in somebody else's territory, so far as the general educational activity goes. 'he United States National Com Mission is an Act of Congress C'l'titv. set up and approved bv the t nitcd States government, with 'argely organizations which represent, I should say, everything in 'he United States that is good and Progressive. .There is something else which I 'link is very important in the pic- hJre, an,l that is the fact that .."ESCO, possibly unnecessary to '"' high I.Q., the privileged and j*«elligent American, is verv impor- ',nt to half the inhabitants of the *orid. We have 1,200,000,000 peo- P'e who ctinnot read and write ^'rrently, and this is the great op- j '"''unity of communism. I want r emphasize the vicious circle — Snorance. poverty, disease. Those ■ ,rc the three things which NESCO is tackling, it seems to ■ne. most effectively through its brp. i - - ■- sli. iroad sct-iii). I believe that we itno»ld therefore be willing to take gy°u might say, on its historical ii(l''',v 'T1 c*' 'ts a very hnportant PWct to our foreign policy. ft* "It.N: urt, rrKJlljir, reekly, < I ationol r ogram. mless I vpav;; win'1 its bo1 dopt g las c.il' V for "" ■ut P°l in any* \pril- —»■< i Why is it that liberals i, '"''"'ed to praise with holy S, ag UNESCO, while conservation "te very stern in their dentin- °n of UNESCO? th : There is a suggestion that ^te is a natural division here be- lj|l('" the conservatives and the c"erals. But the Foreign Policy s-^mittee ol the radicaUy con- v''ti\<- U. S. Chamber of Com- iii,, rK'(l is s'"r,e ..-ourew up a report which said, s Our hope that we may play increasing the the American iitid in, Mnall part '""standing of th, >'e of UNESCO. When ^ked em into specific charges against • We IouikI them basically '"""1 substance. We looked for evidence and could not find any." I am interested in UNESCO because 1 am interested in the radicalism of its sponsors. The adherence to UNESCO was originally urged in House Resolution 215, introduced by that startling exponent of radical causes, then-Congressman Karl E. Mundt. The Senate resolution urging our adherence to it was introduced by another "flaming progressive," Senator Robert A. Taft His co-author, or co-introducer, was Senator Ful- bright of Arkansas. And the joint resolution of Congress, having examined the constitution of UNESCO, passed and authorized our adherence to it by a vote of 264 to 41 in the House, and not a single dissent in the Senate. Kendall: UNESCO is a synthetic, made-to-order organization that anv conservative with a respect for political institutions litis go! to deplore. My objection to UNESCO and probably the objection that litis underlain the revolt against it out over the country, is not that it is radical, but that it really does draw a line between conservatives and liberals. It is a real touchstone between reactionaries. It is the whole business of supposing that you can set something up synthetically overnight without history, without organic growth, without its having come from anywhere, turn important problems over to it and sit back, and really suppose that 800 bureaucrats drinking aperitifs in Paris restaurants in the afternoon can do something about the problem. The liberal naturally cottons to this kind of proposal: the conservative very naturally is opposed to it. HODGES: UNESCO isn't anything new at all. This is a part of the old League of Nations' International Institute of Intellectual Cooperation, set up in 1920. This was set up — although we were not members of the League of Nations — with the support of the United States. So it's been going on through the period between the two world wars. And this is simply the United Nations pickup of a very old project. Question: What do you think about the project of UNESCO to re- write the history of the world? BUCKLEY: 1 suggest that what is important about UNESCO is not that Senator Taft and Senator Mundt, and. if I may say so. George Hamil- '"iu\i Ni April, 1956 ton Combs, are for it, but just what is it actually going out and doing? Let us take, for example, one of the endeavors of UNESCO. They decided that the history books that cover the history of the world today are unsatisfactory because they are laden down with bias and with tendentious reporting, and what have you. So thev appropriated $600,000 to write a ten-volume history of the world, and selected as the proper man to disentangle history no less a man than Professor Ralph Turner of Yale University. Of course, I don't expect him to write ten volumes, but he is the editor of a ten-volume history whose specific purpose is to take all of the bias out of history. I know of no more biased man than Mr. Turner. Question : What about the charges of atheism in UNESCO? Covins: On the international commission supervising the rewriting of history books, one represents all religions and all cultures. As to the specific charge of atheism in UNESCO, may 1 point out the statement made not long ago by the verv distinguished churchman who had this matter under consideration, the Rev. Edward B. Roney, Society of Jesuits, and director of the Jesuit Educational Association. He emphasized to the leaders of American Catholic Colleges and Universities that active participation in the work of UNESCO and diligent promotion of UNESCO's aims is not onlv- in perfect keeping with the whole Catholic culture and tradition, but implicitly, at least, is a duty imposed on us by the Vicar of Christ himself. And he calls the Pope the world's greatest UNESCOan, saving, "It is my firm conviction that in a Catholic institution the work of UNESCO and that of the Papal peace program cannot be separated." As a matter of fact, the Constitution of the United States omits the word "God." a source of regret, I am sure, which we share. Buckley: The Rev, Newman, O.M.I., said. "Perhaps till the reasons which impelled the founding fathers in drafting our own Constitution in their great wisdom to omit the name of God may have been in the minds of those who drew up the constitution of UNESCO. It is a purely secular instrument, not dealing with the religions of man. (Continued on Page 64) Page 27
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