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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 5, May 1956
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date May 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 promote the cause of freedom? ,,i": -that was Molotov's phrase to describe' the anti-Communist exiles who Work for Radio Free Europe. On December 31, 1955, another top Soviet leader, Khrushchev, made a Personal attack on President Eisenhower for his Christmas Day message broadcast by Radio Free Europe behind the Iron Curtain. The attack was •Ounediately echoed by the Commu- n'st press and radio around the world. In the nineteen months ending December 31, 1955, the Soviet Union "lade or inspired a total of 1,826 Communist attacks on Radio Free Europe. There can be only one reason for 'his violent Communist campaign of Renunciation: to try to destroy Radio Free Europe. Whitney II. Siikpardson President Free Europe Committee, Inc. following is the enclosure included with Mr. Shepardson's let- .Excerpt appearing in Facts Forum v" v, January, 1956: „May 3, 1953, 12:15 p.m.: Ferdinand ;i'r"iitka, chief of RFE's Czechoslovak ' ss iii New York, a well-known Socialist ■in one-time prominent member e>f the "'"-Communist National Front, in his Ijjnday Comments of Ferdinand IVrout- l'1 : "Eisenhower's program, on the other i^and, even though Amiriia's factories ,lve ne>t heen nationalized, stands for the I,,".'."''1* "' world socialism. There i.s no th, ivaki:1- u .,'iite<' *tterway to describe it. This is socialism. ' • The aim of the- program outlined by J* President eif tlie- United States is to F*ialize life." j* Czech language, like English, in- udes many words that have two or So°re meanings. The Czech word lish"''S7" (same spelling as the Eng- i* Word) can refer to: (1) social ■!oc-/C (Dased on tll(' Czech adjective tit!" ')> which Peroutka advocates in J™* and other scripts; (2) Marxist tivp'3 m (based on the Czech adjec- ^focialisticky), which Peroutka ex- "'ly attacks in this and other ateel ....li of m v-'Zech word socialism would a^ "lade clear what he was talking of ij' in his broadcast to tbe people Czechoslovakia. |frp re is the full passage from Badio k£ Europe script #9969, May 3, > '2:15 p.m.: ■n of „ e. Communists never cease speaking of' c'alisni, of socialism in one- country, "'liel't'''''s'" '" severa' countries, and 8t-t a" these- speeches the peoples' lives 'r more miserable. Eisenhower pro- \ ,u-' Instead of the divided world which '«af "j0* '""' which is living in a state of ' ('t ns ire-ate- a unified world; it can Stv .- ein.RKS in tins aim otll v,-(.Pts- If Brada bad not eliminati ti, Passiiges, Peroutka's meaning lie- done ami that world could then live securely. The better endowed nations should devote the he-tte-r part of their savings tt) the assistance- ol tlieise- worse- off; le-t us expand the- production possibilities of nations that cannol keep abreast of us; let us declare war, not upon one another, hut rather on poverty, ignorance, and backwardness; let ns develop a system of mutual assistance. All ri^'lit, then, shier "socialism" is the topic, let ns speak of "socialism." Although tlie- factories in Russia have- he'en nation- ali/rel, the- Russian policy stands for consummate egotism of erne- country and of one- e-aste-. Eisenhower's program, on the othe-r hand, although the' factories in America have not been nationalized, stanels for the- concept of "we)rld socialism." It cannot he feimiulatctl otherwise or better. This is "socialism," insofar as "socialism" means something more than a fight, insofar as it means the awareness of a mutual fate, the aicurcness of the fact that all nations are interdependent, that one is responsible for the other, that it is indecent not to help, that it is insidious to oppress — in the interest of the fight for power— and to deny people the gifts of Vile. The' Russians socialize their factories; the' President of the United States presented a program, the aim of which is to "socialize" life. It i.s possible to follow either one or the other program. Don't help force the' manae-le'S which will clasp shut around your own wrists. Nights, write on the wall: Go home, Russians. Do for yourselves what tin- President of the United State's did for you. Mr. Shepardson had these further remarks to make: .... We have now read Mr. Brada's second and third installments. There is nothing in these new articles which changes tbe unfavorable opinion we previously expressed concerning bis motives, his credibility, and his misuse of material. At this moment, in February, 1956, when the work of this organization is being violently attacked daily by the Communist press and over the Communist radio in Moscow, Warsaw, Prague, Budapest, Bucharest, Sofia, anil Tirana, it is ironical to read again the wild assertion attributed to Brada on the first page of the first (January) article: "The center of the Communist world conspiracy seems thus to be sit- uated now in the West in ... Badio Free Europe . . . the Crusade for Freedom, and Free Europe, Inc." The center of the Communist world conspiracy is in Moscow. The Communist governments of the satellite states are in this conspiracy. It is against them that the whole work of Radio Free Europe, the Crusade for Freedom, and Free Europe, Inc., is directed. It is effective, anil we shall continue it. Whitney H. Siiepaudson (Continued on next peffi) READERS' VIEWS forces for the time when the coexistence policy fails and tlie West has to make the decisions so long evaded. Let ns hope that this time it will not be too late, Du. Rudolf Milk, Gen. Secy. Czech-Sudeten German Federal Committee Munich, Germany As a refugee from Czechoslovakia, who came to the United States nearly seven years ago under the Displaced Persons Act, I nave been very much thrilled by the Radio Free Europe [articles] by Jiri Brada. . . I wish to congratulate you on the fact that yon are the first American periodica] with enough courage to publish this kind of .story. Scores of individuals and refugee organizations of Czechs and Slovaks for years have tried in vain to warn and inform the American public about the true face of RFE. . . . I am not saying that Mr. Shepardson and some of his colleagues in the RFE are knowingly committing a crime against Americanism, but I am saying that by being misinformed and misled, they arc NOT fighting communism at all, but are stooges of the Socialists, indirect collaborators of communism, enemies of the millions behind the Iron Curtain, and thus enemies of freedom. . . . SONIA RvSAVA Berwyn, Illinois .... I sat with the people employed now by RFE in tbe parliament in Prague, and am fully informed of their allegiance to tbe Communist cause. . . . Though I agree in general with tlie criticism bv Mr. Brada, I still think him to be too lenient in this respect. The so- nften-proved links between RFE on one side and the Communist espionage on tlie other are somehow missing out of Mr. Rrada's article. Dr. Michael Zihrin Former Member of Czechoslovak Parliament Chicago, Illinois . . . My persona] congratulations and my thanks for your meritorious and objective action: for the revelation of the true face of Radio Free Europe and the so-called Crusade for Freedom. You have done a great service not only to the enslaved peoples behind the Iron Curtain, but above all also to your heroic American people, who carry in tbe free West tbe main burden of the anti-Communist fight. [I write] not only in my own name, ,es Vice President of Tlie- National Com- inilte-e- for Liberation of Slovakia, . . . but also in tin- name of many democratic, anti-Communist Shivak refugees. Your article's bv Jiri Braela fully hit the true-, unfalsificej substance of RFE. We, who art- following tlie broadcasts of Raelio Free Europe for our enslaved Slovak nation every day, we-re until neiw able only tei watch helplessly how, under the- American Crusade for Freedom, our people have been taught systematically pro-Communist tendencies. We have been watching how. sponsored by a small circle ot American citizens, the- forme-r Communist collaborators, agents, and pro-Commu- V oium News, Mm/. 1956 Page 21
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