he s fighting Soviet psychological
, 'he great success of the Soviet Union
"OS been, precisely, infiltrating other
• ions "i'' persuading them to do what
" wants them to do. The teacher, in beginning to teach communism in an
anaytK-al way, begins to offset lhat.
And I think tl "
they should take loyally
Prof. Hodges: I am perfectly in
■f«>rd with loyalty oaths for every
sirewci? citizer>; l think that lhere
■ ould 1„. a time when he assumes the
^Ponsibilities of citizenship and takes
is °mi however, in my opinion, il
a silly move, because any Communist
will '"'"her loyalty to Moscow —
thai fW6ai ;""' swear and swear. I know
Ii iv 1 "a <'xlierience °n my faculties; I
e had to sit in judgment on two of
kno Kucs ior communism, and I
w exactly how they were involved.
a ho i' ,B"ck,ey: I don't get too excited
01h u* 'oyalty oaths one way or the
do, U Tause> wi,h Professor Hodges, I
it ™ "?eir efficacy. ()„ the other hand.
Irip3" maintained that if you can
lot a man UP for perjury, it's a whole
acl„eafler. t0 oust him than it is if you
nistually detect him slipping the Communis \J',ny l'"e into his ''ooks or mt0
that es' Incidentally, it's unfortunate
neut*ou can mobilize American senti-
who h" ' °f going after someone
can't ^ cornm'"ed perjury, but you
somelgef them "("ar|y so excited about
munis,° " Wh° is just a Plain 0,d Com'
^°/- H"'lges: I think tl.
lat s an im-
v"'». Mr. Huckley, but it has
been n,„ . •>> — - —
headed ,i exl>enence — since I have
had to h umversily group which has
"lake i" '*lese cases —tnat we cant
ship j.'C ar6e °f Communist member-
thai S Very important to recognize
iieei, ..' url: Gentlemen, let's consider
th, h sho»l<l school
taught in the
concept"Ci|>les °f other totalitarian
such as nazism and fas-
of tat- lodges: I'm heartily in favor
phy i"J.,he whole of political philoso-
s°-called ' -tllat We have faile<i in the
i:ourse ■ Clvics courses and citizenshij)
ll„.m * '"'ause we have tried to give
"otliin^ 't S °n democracy. I think
line tr C° a '1e more effective than to
'beories6 ,T"acy —the free-world
totalit- -° .Western man up against
and f-,,, .lan'sm, communism, nazism,
fascist0'8™' '.i'l^nde, by the by, native
'he „„i'i. which some exponents are on
but i" budenz: I will discuss this.
I'foblernVj"0 voce' because our great
oday — and we can't get away
'"RUM NEWS, February. 1VSS
from it — is the world conquest aims of
the Kremlin. They are the foe that we
are confronted with today.
We also have to have in mind that
the Communists are able to persuade
others in part — and they hold to this
very definitely — that a Fascist is anyone who opposes the Communists.
There has to be a very clear-cut definition of what we mean by this thing,
Mr. Buckley: There are a whole lot
of common denominators, of course,
between the Fascists and the Communists. They're closer together than they
Mr. Combs: I agree with Bill Buck
ley that communism and fascism share
a surprising number of principles. They
are at the two ends of the political
spectrum, but it is sort of a horseshoe
so that they are closer together than
either is to the middle.
During the war, as I recall, communism was denounced simply as Red
fascism; and I think that's probably
But isn't it necessary for us, however,
lo make sure in teaching or in discussing these matters that there be a
dynamic curriculum or organization of
teaching materials and personnel to do
it? I think, quite frankly, that we should
have such a course if we could put it
in the hands of really competent men.
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In elaboration of his views as lo the
failure of progressive education techniques, Professor Schmidt declared:
"We've never been in a greater mess
in our lives as a nation. We have a lack
of discipline that manifests itself in a
wave of juvenile delinquency, in a difficulty in training soldiers for bard
discipline of war, in broken homes
(one out of five marriages ending that
way)—and you say that theology has
no place? Of course, I wasn't referring
to a fully developed theology in the
sense that a theologian would talk about
it; I'm talking about respect for God
and God-fearingness instead of god-
lessness." Professor Schmidt continued,
"The question was asked as to which
religion should be chosen; I say that's
the parents' function."
"I don't think education has failed,"
replied Professor Hodges; "I say the
parents have fallen down on their job."
In conclusion, Mr. Combs stated:
"My principal quarrel with our educational methods is that progressive education does not seem to impose that
severity of discipline and that degree of
diligence and zeal which alone can develop a well-rounded intellectual man."
What they're saying . . .
about FACTS FORUM
Has Facts Forum gone left? Has it, like
the United States Senate, been mildly brainwashed ? Why then did you give Senator
McCarthy the worst of it in Sunday's broadcast of January 2?
An ocean of propaganda—directed by the
Daily Worker and spread throughout the
country by the pinkish press and leftist
commentators — bullied and shamed and
badgered two-thirds of the membership of
that august body, the United States Senate,
into condemning McCarthy. And they had
to comb his record with a fine-tooth comb to
find any grounds whatever to condemn him
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subversives, and Fifth Amendment pinks who
were in the State Department, the Army, and
the defense plants.
In last Sunday's broadcasl you pul McCarthy completely on the defensive and then
let him down with a weak defense. You repeated all the lies of the Daily Worker^ the
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truths of Benton and the New York Times;
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if the disgraceful records of his traducers
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