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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
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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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Identifier AP2.F146 v. 4 1955; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
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Transcript lenal re- e trained successful . and the ilinn. To of the c one of ogressive Education or Indoctrination By M Cald. ary L. Allen. ' Idaho, 1955, The Caxton Printers, 211 pp.. $4.00. Ltd., I his hook is ei case sludy of one of lhe educational cause celelncs the Pasadena case. Mrs. Allen, a resident of Pasadena, writes an eyewitness account, bolstered by considerable subsequent research. For those whose knowledge of the Pasadena case is derived from newspaper and magazine accounts, Mrs. Alien s |„,ilh, may open up a new and larger vista. The greatest value of Education or Indoctrination lies in ils usefulness In parents emd citizens who arc faced with social reconslruciii.il operations in llieir local schools. They will find here a clear portrayal, nol onh of the techniques used hy Progressive Education agents, but of lhe nalionallv organized techniques employed to discredit emd silence objectors, 'llieir is et seiv ing thai "fore- Warned is forearmed." "Dissident" par- '•nls would .1.. well to know wheil lo e.x- I'ci't al lhe hands of organized educational reconstructors eiml their allies in 'he press. They would also do well lo acquaint themselves wilh lhe pitfalls lo he avoided. Mrs. Allen devotes a sizeable' chapter to the history of Progressive Education tad its capture and utilization for the furtherance of the Marxian program. Hie whole thing would appear lo have -one beyond the purposes envisaged by John Dewey, lhe "father" of Progressive Education—while slill retaining the key points of Dewey's philosophy. These Were lisle,I by Albert I,vmi in his Quackery in ihe Public Schools (Little, Brown tad Co., 1953): " I here are no eternal truths. . . . There * no mind or 'soul' in the traditional Jense.... There are no moral laws.... Democracy is a moral value. . . . Pragmatism justifies Progressive Education.' Although not a disciplined Marxist. John Dewey believed in using the schools '" build a form of Socialist society. Ih' "as perpetual!) allied wilh the Marxist Movement and was prominent in a number of Marxist organizations. Dewey ™as associated v. ith .in \merican spir- "iialist organization, Nuova Vita, which later merged w ith a similar British group °f mystics in form the Fabian Society Whose influence achieved the socializa- li°n of Britain. In 1921. the [ntercolle- s'Uile Soeieilist Snoictv reorgeinizcd under '"■ name of the League for Industrial -taiocracy, patterned afler the Fabian Society. The purpose of the I,.1.1). was "efined as "education for a new social 0rder based on production for use and '"'l for profit"—the "Id. familiar, moth- "•'ta'n Marxisl slogan. John Dewey, along **th other prominenl educators, was a ""'miua- of the I,.1.1).. and once served "* its v ice-president. Thr p eSSlV r I eduC 11 le ei | \..a.'| linn allied itself with Socialisl — and even Communist—organizations in ils efforts lo build a colleetivist society through the schools. Generally, the deceptive and highly successful methods of the Fabian Society have been employed. ll appears thai the Progressive Education Association reorganized in 19 11 under lhe name of lhe American Education Fellowship. This is a standard maneuver when lhe goals of an organization become loo generally known. But the American Education Fellowship pub- lisheel its policies e.n the back cover of the .April 1950 issue of Progressive Education: "The reconstruction of the economic system in the direction of greater justice and stability than at present: a svstcm In he secured by whatever demo- cratic planning and social controls developing experience shows to be nece-s- sarv.... "The establishment of a genuine world order, an order in which the National sovereignty is subordinate lo world affairs ... an order in which world citizenship assumes al least equal status v\ ilh national citizenship. "The advancement of these objectives requires educational leadership and experimentation in school administration, in curriculum change, in programs of community adult education, in joint efforts among professional organizations." Thus, in a newer dialectic, we still have "education for a new social order heisiil on production for use and not for profit." The later version is encountered daily, ll would appear lo be a requisite approach tu "coexistence"' wilh communism. It would certainly he an approach. ANOTHER LITTLE GIMMICK line' e.f Mis. Allen's must enlightening chapters is lhe one she has entitled "Method and Channel for Indoctrination.'' In ibis chapter she describes her own experience with "group dynamics.' We have all heard of "group process," "group" this, and "group" lhat—wilh the "group" always supreme, the apparently basic irreducible element of society. Airs. Allen shows clearly how ibis little gimmick winks. The firsl thing this colleetivist device gets rid of is thai troublesome thing, tbe majority vole. Things are decided by "group consensus" instead. Willi lhe majority vole eliminated, the "consensus" is established by the manipulations of lhe elite, according lo ei predetermined plan of action. Dissenters are adroitly made t.i look ridiculous. This one chapter - showing what these people mean by "democracy"—is well worth lhe price of the book. All in all. this book is a useful anil interesting account, li is unlikely that il is tlle lasl we will hear of lhe- Pas- eulenei case. The human penchant for Ex-Red Says Russia Fears U.S. Airpower Fear of America's "long-range air force" prevents Russia from engaging in open warfare, Leon Volkov. ex-officer of the Soviet Air Force, opined via Facts Forum's ANSWERS FOR AMERICANS program. The former Russian lieulcneiiil colonel believes that peaceful coexistence will last only as long as lhe t nited Stales maintains air superiority. "The Russians are afraid of starting anything big jusl because they are afraid to be destroyed," he s;iid. Volkov, who made his way lo the United Slates afler parachuting from a Russian plane, has become well known in his adopted country as a playwright and as Soviel affairs specialist for Newsweek magazine. In view of his intimate knowledge of Russiein thinking. \ olkov was asked if present Russian leaders subscribe to ihe premise stated by Lenin emd reiterated by Stalin that lhe conflicl between communism and capitalism must end in a death struggle. "I believe," he replied, "that the presenl rulers believe ill tbe senile thing lhat Lenin believed: otherwise, they would change much mure than they have changed since they succeeded. And I want to say that everybody in Russia (including me when I was there) heis been brought up under a notion that we were to participate in that big fight wilh capitalism. I don't sav thai they succeed in convincing the Russians .. otherwise vou wouldn't see me here. Rill ibis is llieir goal, and they're concentrating everything around thai goal."' One' of ih program highlights was the reiteration of a Soviel leader's definition of peace: "That situation which exists when the enemv has been eon- quered! However, lhe conflicl is "not with lhe Itiissian brand of communism hui wilh communism," Volkov contended. "If you begin lo Ihink you're lighting Russia—not communism vou involve yourself in such a war as the' Germans were in during the last war. "The Germans had a verv good chance of winning the war if they heul recognized that lhe people supported them againsl communism and against the Kremlin einel against Stalin. They failed lo recognize lhal. eunl ihis is w)|V thev lost the war," he asserted, "and 1 winili! hale lo see ibis country—my new country which I hive so much—make such a mistake as the Germans made." living lo gel in the last word will lake care of lhat. Nevertheless, the title of Airs. Allen's book- -Education or Indoctrination—is ei question often and properly posed. <i. W. DeArmond, Jr. acts forum news, .i»,/,e.s/. mr, I'eieee' 1.1
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