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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 4, April 1955
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
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  • Evans, Medford
Publisher Facts Forum
Date April 1955
Language eng
Subject
  • 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. 4 1955; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
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Transcript BOOK REVIEWS (Continued from Page 31) ■iii-i he liolels for foreign governments 1,1 his own ur would have peace. Actually, Mr. Cousins' own example Bay is.'II furnish more of ei clue to the waj nl peace than his advocacy of world government. He is ee genuinely friendly humanitarian, possessing very sincere friendship for and interest in trie people "'nil lands. Herein he practices ;i high type of "world citizenship" which can lever be inspired by political organization. "CART BEFORE THE HORSE" ll would seem that a universal sense "' friendship would need to be n mt\ dearly demonstrated foundation stone of *'" li em organization of the world its "■ Cousins proposes. Bul that is a goal 111 itself; ii would seem to be the best "'ni could be claimed for the world or- -'"li/eiiiuit. See. i.e ihis reviewer, there J*erns to be llnit ever-recurring "carl Wore the horse" taste to the whole \'""o. li jusl seems iheii this age is ""I'llp-iii" in such an inordinate empha- v,s upon eiml worship of human planning ■"nl organization that basic moral and '"'i'eil precepts are being reduced to ."''''' argumentative trappings promts rather than premises, Thr emphasis "l'"ii organization derives, in part, from >asic tenet of collectivisl faith, ennl a desire to herd people into programs, and all manner group" undertakings. '" ei chapter entitled, "Two Guesses M"'"t Tomorrow," Mi "himates ""ovemenl of ' lake's Cousins llllelr lo painl in Inline' perspective ihr ""lieisiino world pictures resulting from lection ur acceptance of world govern- .' "'■ I hr picture derived In,in reiec- j."'" "The Repudiation of Man" is ..'."' from complimentarj to llieii course. T other j.i. tun- -The' ^ge of Valor" K quite rosy. ....." commenting upon ll 1,11 Repudiation of Mem. ^ltes (p. 280), "And "'""' never materialized !';"" of si. -,. in reasons for Mr. (aiiisiiis group con- perhaps lot leadership that could haps I..-. " ii and release it. perhaps oecaust H " never learned I,, comprehend that ■J inn interrelated pari nf tele ''"lisl. Ihi' ll '1211111-111. Iiln ROOT IDEA OF COLLECTIVISM ""'"' it is ih,' root idea, ihr bi ''■],[ mis, "f enlie, lis ism. This i- ih,- con- "loin which the' twentieth centurj U .'''li\ ist tyrannies communism, il'"N"'- Fascism havi I," ""'OIV of ill lua n ii.time social V ;"""l,Mi„ '""' ''' • ""'•My. I '"ssolini Wleel, ln?e'y the sunt It s- still lege the- instrument of | founded: Organism. which could be, and have rived from ihis pernicious he nation is nol if li\ ing indiv id- rties for their own ends, bul an organism comprising the unlimited series of generations of which Individuals are merely transient elements. . . ." Goebbels translated il into a form which we eill find revolting: "There is in, freedom of the individual; there is only freedom of peoples, nations or races, for these are the only material nnil historical realities through which the life of the individual exists.' This reminds the reviewer of a radio commentator's paraphrase of Scripture: "Governmenl under which we move and have our being. Mr. Cousins, as he goes around tlie uoilil exhibiting the capacity for understanding eiml friendship resident in the individual, is doing his part toward building a peaceful world. Bul when he adopts the theon of social organism as a premise for his proposals, he lens a shaky foundation and (Iocs disservice to whal mighl someday be a worthy proposal, li seems inescapable that a basic collectivisl tenet lu-ld as a premise would lead to ee collectivisl world governmenl In Mr. Cousins' conclusion, li would seem imperative thai we start with the Lei thought of our Declaration ol Independence lhal niiin is endowed l>\ his Creator with certain unalienable rights and slop declaring man to be a part nl or dependent upon some hj po- thetical "social organism." Thru, perhaps, whatever human associations are needed and useful would appear spontaneously, without the need of agitation ami organization of pressure groups. \\ e are hearing much these days al i "world community. ^ ri its prospects seem to 1"' less promising, il anything. Could ii nol be that the thing which is retarding the growth ol true world community is the present-day insist.'nee- upon ils definition anel imposition in the organic, ecological sense? Perhaps William Henry Chamberlin pointed to the thing that is wrong when he wrote, "I believe lhal individual man's instincl is to create, while collective man's instincl is to destroy. . . . ll is on human beings forcibly organized into permanent mobs thai ihr contemporary Fascist-Communist technique of governmenl depends. CAN'T HAVE IT BOTH WAYS ll is no wish of ihr reviewer to belabor ihr poinl at tin- expense of Mr. Cousins' presentation. Bul il is a central poinl upon which the ideological conflict of this century turns. If wr are going to accept the theorj of social organism we air going to have in I.e.. ihr logical conclusions which derive from il. We can'l have it both \\;i\s. // ho Speaks For Many ]~ a sincere presentation ami il should he read by lliosc who wish in study contemporary issues. Mr. Cousin- sj\s [hat man must sj„.;ik for himself. Bul man does not speak collectively; he speak- individually. \\ hen individual man speaks for himself and no longer permits organized groups of men in speak for him. we will be much closer to thc goal of universal peace. Someday, somehow, men will perceive that Isaiah pointed out lhe way of (not in, peace: "0 badsl thou harkened unto my commandments! then hail thy peace been as a river, and thy righteousness eis ihr waves of thr sea." Human ori:eui- i/eeli..iis eeei,mm! .nil.tin this: they ran onl) partake to the degree lhat these qualities are individually maintained. 'Ihr precaution today is thai we do not let ourselves be distracted front the humble individual responsibilities b) the world's fascination with grandiose organization as ihr panacea lor organized political evil. G. W. DeArmond, Jit. TO AID FACTS FORUM oke if Patriotic air programs are properly scheduled in your paper. aL/ET your station and sponsor know that you are listening lo Patriotic programs they are presenting. X eBSUade advertisers to ADD PATRIOTISM TO ADS. Suggest to your merchant that his newspaper advertising will he more widely read il he will include a schedule showing time and stations carrying Patriotic programs on radio and T\ . These ads will lie clipped, saved and observed frequently in finding if anil when programs which are desired will lie on the air. See that your newsdealer or favorite newsstand carries Facts Forum Xews. /Vsk your local library to carry the Facts Forum News. Wh 'Ac Ts FORUM NEWS, April, Order I.I Tee; 1.7 PIUTE letters to editors defending those who are being smeared because they arc fighting communism. Acq I iivt the Program Chairmen of your educational or civic groups with materials furnished by Fads Forum. w V* Kill: us to send a sample copy ol the Facts Forum News to friends who will he interested. I'eiirc .'III •^
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