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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 6, June 1955
Alternate Title Facts Forum News, Vol. IV, No. 6, June 1955
Series Title Facts Forum News
Creator
  • Facts Forum
Contributor
  • Evans, Medford
Publisher Facts Forum
Date June 1955
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
Place
  • 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 ruthless and unscrupulous persecution of noncomformity. Certain ideas, the Liberal seems to be saving, cannot reasonably or morally be held by men who live in the twentieth century. No one, for example, may hold that a federal system of social security is unwarranted or unwise. No one mav question the- veilui' of a progressive income tax either as an instrument of money-raising, or as a social equalizer. No one lein oppose- a Federal Fair Employment Practices Vt: no one can question the right of labor unions to bargain mi an industry-wide basis; and no one. without losing his chastity, may- inquire into the validity of the institution known .is "academic freedom. These- are jusl a few of lhe taboos, of course, and thev arc mentioned only for illustration. Largely. I suppose, because by the time hi- mind has developed il is conditioned to ove-rlook evidence which supports conclusions differenl front his own. lhe Liberal fighls hard and wantonly against those who hold such views. And lhe weapons be fee-Is entitled lo use. in behalf of Liberalism, arc those whose use- by others shocks and enrages him. A Few weeks ago 1 saw el copy elf the following letter, which I quote in its entirety: Dear Ken: 1 thought I wrote ye.ii once before asking vou to take me- oft the mailing list e.l v..ur disgusting communication. It does ueet 3i\e- me any pleasure to find in my mail ee copy: of a letter t.. Senator Jenner, Him is so obviously disloyal in everything ilini America simuls im. ami ei letter, moreover, which s,, clearly indicates the same kiu.l eef disloyalty in its writer. Sincerely, Josi I'll Si.sou Notice iheii Senator Jenner is nol "mistaken," lu- is nol "stupid," lu- is nol "ignorant," he is "disloyal." Mun eli-- l.eveel than John Carter Vincent. John Paton Davies, John Stewarl Serviee-. J. Roberl Oppenheimer. and heaven only knows hoic many security risks \lsop has written tear-drenched and veiieimiins columns in defense of. Let me pul it this way. I don't think either John Carter Vincent or William ra. Jenner ought lo be spoken of eis elis- loyal even in lhe diluted sense in which Met us bv all means assume I Alsop was ii-ing thai word in his nasty letter In his cousin i Ken's his cousin). \nd I know that Mr. \.sop agrees wilh me. for be has often, over the years, expressed his contempt and anger for those who use that word lightly. Whal I should like lo know i- why he feels free to refer lee Senator Jenner ;i~ ,li-^loxalV Rut wc will never know. Wc will never know. I Fear. whal il is lhal makes Liberals lhal way; but we- musl know lhat they are that way: we musl know ilieil the hatred ilieil they feci for anyone who disagrees with them Iwi-ts their minds eunl poisons their hearts, and that beneath the sueeve: and urbane exteriors that these worldly men exhibit in public and in private there are storms raging lhat rock any attempt at seasoned and calm and open- minded thought in any area in which lluv an' deeply committed. Let me quote from lhe Congressional Record of May 1 I of last year. A Senator got up and addressed the chair as follows: "Mr. President," he said. "I w ish. for the record, to correct a lie printed in the Washington Post of this morning. Thc lie is carried in the column of the unsavory character called''—but let's nol identify the columnist eil this moment. The Senator then went on to quote the statement to which he objected—a statement which spoke of a political eilli ance in the Senator's home slate. Setiel the Senator: "The writer, of coins,', knew when be wrote this falsehood that il was false, for he originated il . . . I should like to suggest to the ll ashington Cost that il should not permit ils pages to be used for the continuing dissemination of lies manufactured by this mem. Furthermore. I think it owes it to its readers lo make a thorough investigation of the pasl record of this man and to publish il. so lhat all who are subjected to his propaganda mav know the character and reliability of its source . . . it is impossible" to discover the truth "when tbe pages of the' press arc permeated with deliberate lies." Well. well. Who f/o you suppose ihis columnist i-'.' This brazen liar, this unscrupulous troublemaker? Several names come lei mind. \\ ets it llva Ehrenburg or Gerald L. K. Smith? It wasn't, of course; ii wasn't Drew Pearson, either. It was George Sokolsky—perhaps the mosl sober, emd reliable, emd certainly lhe mosl courteous political columnist in lhe I nited Stales today. .And who do you suppose made' such ei savage attack on Sokolskv? It wets none other than —Wide World Photo J. B. Matthews J. William Fulbright, Ihe loftiest Liberal in the Senate, the idol of Ihe Liberal community, who through a vast program of international scholarships has struck mighty blows in behalf of World Understanding and Tolerance. It's the Roberl Hutchins story all over again. Gel yourself educated so you'll learn to know we're living under a reign of terror. Get yourself educated so that when you grow up you'll be tolerant like Senator Fulbright and know enough lo recognize ei pathological and perverted liar like George Sokolsky when you see one. Note, loo. Senator Fulbright's call for la I an investigation of George Sokolskv (bow ironic from a man who has. in effect, so diligently opposed investigations of men and groups which, sonic people think, pose rather ;i greater ihreal litem ehti's George Sokolsky); and note how Senator Fulbrighl is lb) calling on the // ashington Cost to drop George Sokolsky's column from its page's. For years the Post has run the outpourings of a man who indeed is and can be demonstrated to be- a practiced liar. I mean Drew Pearson, of course. Rill Drew Pearson generally lies in behall of Liberals, and against conservatives; he doesn't, therefore, excite the opposition of Senalor Fulbright. But George Sokolskv docs because he is a conservative, and because some of his views bill oiiisidc the limits of tolerable opinion. That, and only that- nothing more can explain the character of this Frenzied outbreak of the former presidenl of the University of Arkansas. A CHOICE EXERCISE IN BOOK BURNING \s revealing an illustration as einv I know of the determination of the Liberal to translate bis intolerance into binding social rules which would have the effect of reading out of lhe community all dissent from lhe Liberal position—Is contained in a recenl column in the Net1 York Herald Tribune by radio eunl TV- man John Crosby. One day lasl May he devoted bis column in the television program- Author Meets lhe Critics. We Started »"' by denouncing Admiral Theobald, whose book. The Final Secret of Pearl Harbor, had been discussed on lhal program ll"' ni alii before-. Admiral Theobald ■" charges were I quote Crosl.v "fantastic." "The Pearl Harbor attack has been the object ol eighl separate '"' vcsligalions." seiid Mr. Crosby, "which produced literally Ions of testimony, evidence anil opinion. There eire no neW Facts in llu- Theobald book Iww eiml1' there be " I you see bete a first-rate illustration of whal I mean when I sav lhal lhe Liberal postulates the correctness ol his position ami then eit t'11" poinl quite logically goes on to deduc* thai all Factual data, known or unknown- must l.v definition support his post' tion); there arc no new fails, there '■"' "only new and. according lo nil rcliul"' Page .",6 FACTS FORUM NEWS, June, '"'"
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