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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 2, February 1955
Series Title Facts Forum News
Creator
  • Facts Forum
Contributor
  • Evans, Medford
Publisher Facts Forum
Date February 1955
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
Place
  • Dallas, Texas
Genre
  • journals (periodicals)
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  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 4 1955; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
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Transcript icetherei Should C 0 IH 01 U IIIS HI ink what » . of Cn" be taught in American Schools?* who ° ogress;' mmandJj is lo 11"1'. rurd or l ietj ana ng Ylu"'{ iotism. i. ii. - , ■iplllll's a." 0i4 It's coflj wenl A Stlould teachers take the loyal+yoath? Should all alien political Dh'losophies be taught? ,pit °Ur distinguished Americans give ' *ir views on Facts Forum's AN- WERS FOR AMERICANS radio- telev ■sion program: -Wide World Photo Louis Budenz ii-at-ii',. '"': Should American schools communism? '" | „ "'"Willi ''"'I'''; be, /B«* "Ugh, , elS ' aild nz: C oininiinisin s houhl "u coll "n American high schools tically gPS' bl" erilically and analv poison -aS U scientist would analyze a cffects 'r,orcl,'r to be able to defeat ils literacy • e is entirely too much il- colUrni[ .ln rpgard to the Soviet fifth -ales 1S coun'ry' as t0 how it drive, '.' as lo '''e philosophy which 11 on. ' ' ';i»rat, rives *0UgnCat.ion «il| have lo ask itself, whether 'i" '"■ '"""l,le opinion, first 8P°nsibilit '"' ""'as'"'(' "I1 lo this re- 'he rl..._ Soviet communism, which is "ature del Hoes •''niieiaii — not ' °" '° Prove '',at *~"Od farad;.. ?'? ''>' establishing an earthly hefore which, however, there F°RUM NEWS, February, 1955 —Wide World Photo LOUIS BUDENZ, former editor of the Communist DAILY WORKER, now professor of economics at Fordham University and author of just-published book TECHNIQUES OF COMMUNISM—the program's special guest. WILLIAM BUCKLEY, JR.. magazine editor and America's youngest best-selling author. PROFESSOR CHARLES HODGES, professor of international politics ot New York University, formerly a foreign correspondent. GEORGE HAMILTON COMBS, network news commentator and former Democratic Congressman. will have to be1 a world Soviet dictator- ship? Can education tell ils people that ibis force cannot be negotiated with, cannot be compromised with, cannot be appeased? Il must be rocked back em its heels. And then there is one other question the Communisl line. It is really the mailer which I would challenge education to consider how it can handle. The Communist line is that series of proposals Moscow wants any nation to adopt in order to undermine it. Mr. Buckley: 1 also think communism should be taught in the schools; and I think that Dr. Budenz' statement is perfect in every respect. Education has done a lousy job on this issue. \eeiliing to me illustrates this so starkly as the fact that in 1949 a solemn conclave of the most respected and revered educators in the United States got to- gclher and issued a pronouncement to the effect that Communists ought not to he allowed to teach in the American schools. Now, this is something, of course, that they should have come up with about 25 or 30 years ago, if they had been doing their job and inquiring into lhe premises and techniques of the Communists. It would be as though we held a conclave of scientists solemnly announcing that two and two make four. I believe that education, therefore, is basically responsible for our backwardness in our fight against the Soviet Union, largely because, as Mr. Budenz points out, they haven't looked at the job of teaching communism primarily as a job of instruction as to lhe wiles of a pagan and barbarian enemy. As a result. there arc even now solid anti-Commu nists talking "peaceful coexistence," which means thai they themselves haven't learned about communism. Mr. Combs: It occurs to me that we need some definitions here. Of course, communism should not be taught in our public schools. The fallacies of communism should be dissected in our public schools, but we must go beyond that and decide whether or not we're talking aboul dialectical materialism — the doctrines of Karl Marx — or whether we're talking primarily about present Communist policies and the direction of foreign expansionism as represented by the Soviet Union — Mr. Buckley: They are largely inseparable. Mr. Combs: I think they are, and I will not quarrel with you about that. But, so far as teaching Marxism is concerned, I suppose that there is no objection to handling it in the same way that you would handle the analytical study of Ricardo or Adam Smith or any other, except that Marxism is far more susceptible to logical destruction *'tShoulil Communism Be Taught in imerican Schools?" was selected as the prize-winning question from among the many submitted by ANSWERS FOR AMERICANS listeners and televiewers. This week's winner was Staff Sergeant James Carper, Seventh Air Division, New i'orli. You, too, may participate in this program by sending a question you would lihe to hear discussed to Facts Forum, Dallas, Texas. A $100 V. S. Savings Bund is awarded weekly. s Page 43
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