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Facts Forum. Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 7, August 1955 - File 014. 1955-08. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 28, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/1399/show/1343.

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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 7, August 1955
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date August 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 Is Latin America JIM BISHOP Going Communist? Latin American authority Jim Bishop recently toured Guatemala for firsthand information —checking the events leading to and the after-effects of a revolution against its Communist-directed government. The executive editor of CATHOLIC DIGEST and author of THE DAY LINCOLN WAS SHOT discusses the situation with ANSWERS FOR AMERICANS panelists: Professor Charles Hodges, professor of international politics at New York University; William Buckley, Jr., magazine editor and America's youngest best-selling author; and George Hamilton Combs, network news commentator and former Democratic Congressman. BURT: How does Latin America fit into the Soviet pattern for world conquest? Bishop: I think that the whole area of lower western America fits into thc Soviel scheme for world conquest because barring an attack on the United Sieiti'- itself which would precipitate a third world war. I ihink it's much easier to get us embroiled in our own backyard; much easiei to try to Foment trouble to lhe south of us. Canada is almost impossible to take over with communism. That leaves you the smaller countries to the south and especially the people who do not understand communism. leer instance, in Guatemala, I think I Found the key to win there are s(> many Communisl parly cardholders. The Indians in lhe villages found lhal llicy could not go to a pueblo and go to a dance or buy a beer unless they had a Communisl card. And yet they didn't understand communism. So it was easy to give them a card free-, not charge them any Fee for it. and then throw them into jail if they didn't have a card. That makes Communist party members. HniiCES: I'd agree- with Mr. Bishop that Latin America is the back door to the United States. It's the lasl stage in the world pattern of Red conquest. We Page 12 are Forewarned, emd I think we- should leike- adequate steps to prevent a disaster. I ihink it's very importanl to recognize thai the hand has been tipped for years. I go to the national headquarters of the Communisl party, lake- ee look eel tin- literature which is a tip-off as to what is coming up. I Ihink that this is the sign thai we-re in for trouble permanently in Latin Vmerica. BURT: Then you would say that the Soviet is making definite attempts to infiltrate South America and to do everything they can to stir up Communist uprisings? II ;es: I would say that. I'd also like to point oul that the accessibility of strategic eenel critical materials to the I nited Slales in time nf war and for our expanding ec any is important. BURT: Mr. Combs, what is your analysis of Latin America? How does it fit into the Soviet pattern? Combs: I should sen in three wens. Initially il fils in very tidily with the over-all pattern of world revolution which still remains the objective of the Communisl party and the Communist philosophy. Secondly, il has ein almosl tactical value in the ultimate Soviel attempt on the United States. Vnd third, il fit- in opportunely with the presenl economic dislocations in Latin America, with the poverty of many of ils people and wilh the social disturbances an1' unrest which always provide fertile ground for Communisl exploitation. I realize lhal there are some who d" not subscribe lo my theory thai -' hungry man i- ei potential dupe " communism, hut I suggest that this '~ a very strong Factor, indeed. Ill CKLEY: Well, an un-hungr) man " also ei potential dupe BURT: Mr. Buckley, are you going along with Mr. Combs on this? Ill i m.i:\ : Yes. prett) much so. ' Ihink we ought to remember that Laf America has been considered one of''''' real plums by the Communists for year* In fact, during the twenties I would sal iheii the major Communisl effort in l'" world, apart from Germany, was '" Latin America. They se-i up revolutionary headqua1"' ters in Vrgentina and in Mexico and '" Cuba. Fortunately the Latin American* caughl on to the Communists eil tha time, and during the twenties three "'-v linns outlawed the Communisl par'/' Then Latin America beseeched Frank"* Roosevell In 1933 nol to recognize tllf Soviel 1 nion and gave him eill kind-" Information aboul their experience w' communism the subversion and '''' use of diplomatic headquarters eis • FACTS FOUUM NEWS, August, J*5"
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