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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 4, April 1955
Series Title Facts Forum News
Creator
  • Facts Forum
Contributor
  • Evans, Medford
Publisher Facts Forum
Date April 1955
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
Place
  • Dallas, Texas
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  • 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 rected and the situation is well in hand, this i- .1 book for those who like straight-from-the-shoulder writing by an author who is willing to lay his contentions and interpretations on the line. Chesly Manl) dues nol shrink from stal- ing his case, even though man) men consider it overstated. It is the author's contention thai the events thai have transpired, and the policies followed, have not been mis- leiki's from the standpoint of those instrumental in bringing these' things about. They have been well-planned and correctly so- -to achieve the goal ol a Socialist America in a Socialist world. I lie Twenty-Year Revolution is nol an sccounl of failure far from it. ll is an account of a highly successful program '" remake the American system into the opposite of its original character. TRACES COMMUNIST INFLUENCE Mr. Manly Iran's Communist influence 111 our national government during the '•'si twenty-two years. He shows how, '"'ii' and again, national polic) has been shaped in the direction ol greatest assistance to international communism. 'hr style- is pungent and concise, indigent without being heavy. The' author j-'s an impishness ol expression de- ''"infill to those who agree and im- ''"uliii'ilU irritating lo those who do ""' which serves in lighten his unmistakable seriousness. Thai Mr. Manl) " seriously concerned for the preserva- ll0'i of the' United Stairs as ei sovereign "'public of file- men is obvious. Chesl) Manl) brings up a poinl « hich, ." 'his reviewer, eel least, is thr mosl '"■portant and most often obscured item 1,1 the whole controversy over the Communisl conspiracy. Quoted is a sentence 'roni ih,. 1953 report (unanimous) of "' Jenner subcommittee: "I'olie ies and '"""'.mis laiel lines ii b) members of this "*''•' conspiracy air still in effecl with- " '"ii" governmenl ami constitute a con- .'.''"iii'.' hei/ai el te. i.in national securlt)." 'lls crucial |eeeini weis snowed under In ** welter eel shrill debate over person- . "l(s. m,i-i ,,f «Iii,m wi'ir no longer olding governmenl positions. ,, "ow, il is a verj necessary thing thai Omrnunisl agents hr e'\|eosi-el and re- 0yed from | .ee- it ions where the) can do ~r''a' damage. Mosl Americans loathe' '""'"utnisni. hut the mosl foolish ihlng "V could do would hr lo allow Ihcm- ll M I" hi' manipulated into spending their time hating Communists (or "'■'Communists! and being blinded hv [" '""'"laliiii's. Who they were is of .sec- "'-'iv importance, In it may 1„ importance, however important ,■.'■>■' ,"".1 nr as ei starting-point lor un- il'.'"'-' the damage done. The' important I '"- is. whal polii ii's did they formu- u *'■ whal laws did they WTite, what d^'ims did ih,'\ institale? ll is the s'u of follv and hypocrisy to throw ruger lltss in |atl and ronlinttr lo AcTS FORUM NEWS, April, 1955 embrace, without re-examination, the policies he laid mil. Kiihrr thr policies initiated by identified Communisl agents were in accordance with thr wishes ol the' Kremlin, or they wen' not. Bul mosl important, they air destructive nl American sovereignt) ami individual freedom, or they an- not. This is the poinl whirh needs to hr determined and which should govern each case. HALF-SEATED POSITION UNCOMFORTABLE If Americans air w tiling ie> accept and continue the policies initiated by Com- munisl agents, they have no very logical complaint againsl the- agents themselves. ll is lln- l.liueli'si sent ed prejudice or else clever deception to repudiate a man hreeiusr he- is ei "Communist" and at ihe' same time approve of, continue, and frantically defend thr most important things hr did. Thr illogical posture must hr resolved one wen or the other. Tin- half-seated position is as uncomfortable as it is ridiculous. Either Vmer- i<7i stands up ami says. "No!" and rejects communism, Communists, ami all their works or rise' il sinks hark into em easy chair of domestic coexistence wilh communism ami accords Communists the seimr honor ii accords their works. Here is the issue' central lo Chesly Meenly's concern. America today is in the position of congratulating itsell em blowing out the match—while thr house burns elnwn. What is nre'de'd is more positive affirmation ol whal America is tee hi' einel morr clear perception of what it is noi to hr allowed to become. To this reviewer, there is nothing that ran obscure the' crucial Issues so much as thr present-day intemperate emphasis upon personalities. II Americans can hr kr|il busy choosing up sidrs to hair Communisl and anti-CommnnisI prison. ;ililies. Communist-inspired programs will have every chance for continuing, without effective challenge, toward the' eventual establishment of a Socialist America as a subdivision of a Socialist world. We would do better lo acknowledge a man's righl to hr ;t Communist, if If' wishes (subject lo the statute's ele'finimi criminal acts) and then establish and practice our right lo refuse lo follow him. We air going to have to stop letting ourselves hr distracted and mesmerized bv ihr Incessant personalization of issues. Ami wi' an' going in have in stop spending our time blaming other people lot making thr same' mistakes we' ourselves make. Gear thinking, based Any book reviewed here uiees l><- orcicr.-d 1'r.mi Facts Forum for lhe regu- leer published retail price. Facts Forum pees- postage. on ethical and moral absolutes, is whal is required anil each of us has plenty in wink mi before hr starts blaming Others. As our study srrvrs lo srrk oul erroneous concepts ami policies to hi' rejected and corrected, our work is constructive. As it seeks out personalities lo blame for the very things we have condoned or embraced, it is destructive and makes the solution even Mirer,' difficult. Although The Twenty-Year Revolution is strong, this reviewer feels that tin- author does try to concern himself with thr issues primarily ami with the personalities only as the) musl neces- saril) move across the stage. It is a useful honk fnr the reader who will lake tin- same' approach. (',. W. DeArmond, Jh. Who Speaks For Man? By Norman Cousins, The MacMillan Company, 60 Fifth Aveneie. New York II, N. Y., 1953, 318 pp.. $4.00. Norman Cousins, editor of thr Sninr- day Review oj Literature and prominent World Federalist, has written an impassioned ple-ei for strengthening the I nited Nations into ;i world governmenl i'ii the Federal principle, lb' believes this in In- thr onl) escape for thr people nl the atomic age.', and hi' lake's his position frankly and honestly. Uf course, there is always thr risk that people nun ju-i yawn if thr A-bomb is brandished in their laces often enough. Hut the gadget slill seems to hi' ei pretty good sort of "prop" for the fear-psychology type id salesmanship. There is much more to thr hook than Mr. Cousins1 proposals and arguments for world government. Thr author pos- sesses .1 topnotch reportorial style, and hr shares with his reader the rich experiences of extensive travel. Even those- who mav disagree wilh bis advocation of world governmenl as this reviewer does will, nevertheless, find much of the hook to l.r highly entertaining. Hut if the author's narrative merits reading, -11 ileus his proposal command a hearing so earnestly and urgently is il pre- sented. Mr. Cousins, in his zeal, presents one of those' "clihi'i-or" propositions: either vou accept world government or vou gel nuclear annihilation. Hr rreisons lhat. since conflicting national governments cause weirs, thr solution musl be the \i'si- ing of all war-making power land quite a bit of other authorit) eis w,-||i in one world sovereignty tin' United \atieen-. Apparently, Mr. Cousins does not consider another alternative, which pteints away from centralization of power rather than inwend more- nf ii. This alternative would hi' in line' wilh ein observation made bj thr lair Albert ,)a\ Nock thai il rviTvleorh would transfer thr dis- (Continued on Page 39) Page 31
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