is prescribed by the Steile. man has
ceased functioning eis one eunl heis become niii.'K a tool for the group
presumably for the good of all. Hemic
discarded recognition of the individual,
excepl eis em organic pent, the society
has lost all the advanced accomplishments of individuals. \s all ineliv ielueil
thought and action are forbidden, the
fruits of individual inspiration are un-
\\ lien, iii ihis dark age of mere
manual labor in candlelight, one man
by his own initiative eunl intellectual
'urillsilv discovers e lea I I'ii'il V. Ill' Ulllsl
Ilea' In.in thr rrl ri I ml ion of lhe Collective. The reasons eire several. He had
hern assigned lo lhe life' of a slrect-
sweeper (because of his brilliance and
independence of thought). And In- heul
worked alone, in a society where eill
endeavor weis collective and all truth
determined !>v the votes of councils.
THE UNSPEAKABLE WORD
Flight to lhe Uncharted Forest—lo
"llie corruption to he found in solitude
—but another follows him to freedom,
lhe love story is as beautiful eis it is
simple'. Discovered arc remains of the
lost civilization, and rediscovered is the
1 nspeakahle Word, lhe one- simple' word
which had been abolished from iln
language uf lhe Collective, ami whose
obliteration heul achieved all that the'
"Newspeak" of "1984" soughl to
I vin those who seek " compromise
la lee.ale final.nn eunl sriai.ilv will be
intrigued to consider \vn l.'eind's idealism, fm 1 it i -iv li' is as forceful as her
message. In l.n usage nf the English
language she combines clarity uf expression wilh prose nf poetic grace.
Here, indeed, is an anthem ;iu anthem,
not in ihe idiom of music, hut in the
mure difficult medium uf words alone.
I his is ihe mosl beautiful, llu- must
inspiring novel Ihis reviewer heis ever
read, li is em ethical and philosophical
rather than ;i religious dedication lu
freedom eunl the indiv idual.
For the unwholesome trends pro-
i'a icel in I..inks nf ihis lype Avu Rand
neis a positive answer. Tyranny, nr the
apathetic ignorance lhat is slavery, can
never he fined. The uncompromising individualist cannol accept defeat. The
basic premise of individualism precludes the amalgamation uf identities.
Freedom and security 11111-1 coexist fully
* ilhin the indiv idual.
" I hrough .ill lhe' darkness, through
■dl the shame nl which men ein- capable,
the spiril nf man will remain alive on
'his earth, ll may sleep, hui il will
awaken. li may wear chains, but it
will break through. And man will 110
"". Man. nut men."
PACTS FORUM NEWS, August, 1955
Communist Guerrilla Warfare
By Brigadier C. Aubrey Dixon and Otto Heil-
brunn, Frederick Praeger and Co., New York,
N. Y., $<I.S0.
Sound hunks mi Soviel Itussiei eunl
world communism arc nnw pouring off
lhe presses in ei steady flow. This is mosl
heartening in view of the fail that until
a fi-w years ago the birth of a real einli-
Communisl hook amounted In a latter
day miracle. Authoritative and readable
bunks mi communism and the Snv iii
I nil.11 are- nnw eiv ailelhle' in sufficient
number fm- both lhe serious student and
lhe casual, general reader. For some odd
reason, however, one mosl importanl
aspect nf communism has been almosl
completely overlooked lhal of guerrilla
warfare, which mighl he called Moscow's
real secret weapon.
In 19 19. the "lied Dean of Canterbury, ;i notorious pro-Soviet apologist,
released ei press si ni <-mi-iii in England
which probably very few Americans
noted, lie warned Americans "In forget
the idea 'if el push button weir" eigetinsl
l!iissi;t. etc. Ife went on:
If th.- Wrsi Fifjhts it,,. Easl it will l.r ilic
most appalling, long ami bloody war the
Heul.I l.as ever seen. If there is wen- we
musl think in terms eel 200 million llus-
sieuis. 1(10 million other Keisi Europeans,
and 200 1.. .'Mil) millions .if Chinese. Partisan armies will spring up eill over Europe. Even Marshal Til" "ill I"- righl
there alongside Russia.
I'eeriisein warfare contributed materi-
eillv lee till' ele'leeil of llll' C.ei'Uiail armies
(im eiw 11 commanders in Korea found
ih. I!.,1 Dean's 1 lictlons of guerrilla
bands behind our lines only inn accurate, ■) ci vci\ little appeared in the press
ill ihis COUntrj mi guerrilla warfare' in
Korea. \ few hints eiml fragments crept
mil between lhe lines in a feu dispatches.
Mem Tsctung finally conquered China
after twenty-five years nf various types
and phases of partisan warfare eigeiin-i
lhe Nationalist armies. Chinese Communists arc generally considered superior
lo even ihe Russians in ihis form nf
In two years uf partisan warfare behind llu- German lines in Itussiei. Soviel
guerrillas claimed io have killed thirty
German generals, 6,336 officers. 1.500
airmen, ami 300,000 soldiers eunl sup-
pnrting German civilians. They wrecked
."..oiiii trains and desire.veal :'..2(.:'. bridges.
They also blew up nr destroyed 1.191
H. M. Miller, referred to a- "em Uex-
llllilriei businessman" in llii' last issue of
Facts h'arum ISews. in a businessman in
lanks. 176 plane's. 378 guns. 1.001) -taTf
cars and other vehicles, and blew up 895
ammunition dumps. Even wilh Ihe cus-
tomary Communisl padding of figures
even ei half or quarter of these figures
slill remains impressive. The Germans
ruefully admitted their heavy losses ami
difficulties in countering this form of
weir in their official reports which fell
into our hands at llie end of lhe war.
\ British Brigadier and Otto Heil-
hriinn. presumably a German, have just
published ei verv important treatise on
partisan warfare as gathered from official German records. Communisl Guerrilla II inline should hi' used els el le-\I-
book al W'rsl Point, ll eil-o should hi'
compulsory reading fur every American
officer regardless of branch nf service.
It fills a definite want in our intellectual
armory againsl world communism, and
sheeuld he in everv first-cleiss library.
The Turning of the Tides
By Paul W. Shafer and John Howland Snow. The
Longhoeise, Inc., Publishers P. O. Box 1103 Grand
Central Annex, New York 17. N. Y., 1953, 187 pp.,
clofhboeind. S3.00; paperbound, $2.00.
\ In.I potato in the educational controversy is The Turning of /lie Titles.
\iilhors Shafer and Snow have done
lhal mean old thing. They have soughl
lo indie i our educational social recon-
structors nut of their own mouths.
The hook is a valuable and highly
Interesting compilation of strona documentation, ll is nut surprising lhal a
eeipv usually turns up where a school
In Tail I Mr. Sn,.,, outlines Ihe early
hisieuv ul ihe Intercollegiate S.eeieilisi
Society, after 1921 known as the League
fm- Industrial Democracy, This weis the
American counterpart nf the liritish
Fabian Society. In education, ils objectives wen- pursued hv the Progressive
Part II is a speech made in the U.S.
House uf Representatives hv Congressman Shafer. ll outlines lhe Socialisl
movement in our nation's schools.
In I'eiri III Mr. Snow presents a study
of lhe Socialisl direction of lhe UN ami
1 NESCO educational program. There is
abundant documentation, particularly
from the I NESCO pamphlet series.
"Towards World 1 nderstanding."
Presented have hern the- Currents,
Tides, and The Flood. Part IV is Mr.
Snow's presentation nf lhe hope for a
return In emphasis upon individual fie.
dom under limited constitutional inn
ernmenl ami ei recrudescence of thai
Ivpe of patriotism which holds these
things in hi' fundamental to American
freedom and independence.
An excellent index and an extensive
bibliography is included.
—G. \V. DeArmond, Jk.