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Facts Forum. Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 6, June 1955 - File 059. 1955-06. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 13, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/1539/show/1528.

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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
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  • 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 —Wide World Photos George Sokolsky (left) and Sen. J. William Fulbright. historians, absolutely unwarranted conclusions ei- io ih,. motives of the Presi- 'lent eel the I nited States." Note, again, according to nil reliable historians." o this mi'eiiis anything, il means, very "iniplv. lhal no one' who differs from the Liberals from Mr. Crosby if you like— K reliable, ll means literally nothing ''be. because surely there arc no other grounds lor calling, say, Charles Tan- Jul, Hanv Elmer Barnes, en Charles '".eill "unreliable" historians. And then Mi. Crosb) came lo lhe '"'art of llu- matter. We certainly wei-n'i "oing lee waste one whole column simply 'enouncing Admiral Theobald. Thai *ould be- just destructive criticism. Lrosb) wanted In hi' constructive. He *anted In sea' lei i| iheil Admiral Til... ''aids didn t happen again. So he comes '"il ein.I says il "lllll w hell is sin li .1 '"ink doing on Author Meets ihe Critics ■•. ? Ih.' program is mi the air onlv ""'i' ee weak eunl consequently il can kke on. al mosl. only Fifty-two books • year You would think that Author \fcels ''•' Critics would tackle onl] those books "bach u consensus of the critics agreed *ere the best to come along . . ." A consensus of the critics. Reliable "'iiics. thai i-. Liberals, Not onlv heis Mr. Crosby in just so '"•"n wends completed one of the ooicesl exercises in contemporary book lilr'iing. In- probably doesn't, to this "V- know. ein.I I doubt if be will know 'in the eleiv In' dies, he doesn'l know J'tal hi' eliel. Because, for llu- mosl pari. ;' Liberals know nol whal they do. Let me give ei fined illustration 'il ihis Hl|"l nl thing. Everybody has been doing r'"l" r a le.i ..I" talking lately aboul the ?.n'al foundations, due largely In the "'"g of lhe reporl of Carroll Reece's instigating committee. 'I heis been proved that there heis been ..treasure ..I Communist infiltration of ."' foundations, true, bul verv little of !'■ is ih,' Reece reporl indicates. \\ heel "''■' has been, demonstrably, i- whole- 7'1 infiltration of the Foundations by . "" ii.5111 Liberals, so much of il that, il 'air to say, the Liberals imleiv domi- '"'' lb.' major foundations In \merica. "ova for some reason, a statemenl as '"i'jlillnrw.ii.l as the one I have jusl ."'"I.' outrages the Liberals. Particularly One goes on from here to poinl oul 1,11 much of the ine.ne'V -pi'til I. Ill, 111. Liberal-controlled Foundations has in the pasl and, predictably, w ill in the Future be used in pursuit ol Liberal goals, and thai these goals are definable. Suppose I were in sel up a Foundation, and that I named as president of thai foundation John T. Flynn, as secretary George Sokolsky, eis treasurer Fulton Lewis. Jr.. and ;ts corresponding secretary Wcslbrook Pegler. Suppose sonic- one referred lo my Foundation as conservative. If I objected to this i\e- scription, wouldn't I be considered a lunatic? "Ol course iheit's ;i conservative Foundation," eill reasonable men would agree. And since dollars don'l spend themselves, cheeks don'l write themselves out, and grants are nol made lo those who pick the winner of the Irish Sweepstakes, somebody will have lo spend those dollars, somebody will have to write' oul those checks, eiml somebody will have to select the recipients of lhal grant. Ami lhal somebody will bring bis values along when he makes these decisions, and, inevitably, the Foundation will take on the political and philosophical flavor of the nun w ho run il. \eew I maintain thai eill reasonable itK-ii musl by llu- same token agree that any organization whose central figures ein- Robert Hutchins, Paul Hoffman, Clifford Ceisc and Elmer Deivis is ;is demonstrably Liberal as my hypothetical foundation would be. demonstrably, conservative, li follows that all those who refuse lo acknowledge this are unreasonable men as. indeed, I have been contending, Liberals l.v emd large arc. Rui noi onlv el., llu' Liberals refuse to concede einv such thing eil..mi any of ilii's,- foundations, they viciously and ruthlessly harass anil boycott any foundation thai devotes as much as half of ils time to presenting the conservative \ie-vi. This, basically, is eit the heart of Liberal opposition to Facts Forum. Fails Forum, which is staffed to a recognizable degree l.v conservatives, nevertheless devotes hall ol its resources in pulling Forward llu- Liberal view. Bul the other half of the time it presents the conservative view eiml ihis is not permissible, eis any Liberal will tell you, in bis sleep. This intolerance lakes on. inevitably, et mosl s,.rious shape, ll becomes, eis we have' seen, the eigcni ol beeok burning, of the suppression of free' speech ein.I research, ll becomes also the agent ol political authoritarianism. I have often followed the lead of Mr. Eugene Lyons in using lhe descriptive adjective totalitarian immediately in front of the word Liberal, and I was nol jusl tieime- calling. I have' meant thai lhe Liberal movemenl has totalitarian tendencies, emd I mean it now when I contend theit the Liberal is basically undemocratic. Ibis basically againsl coexistence with anyone •>" his right. -Mid the triumph of his intolerance is lhe virtual disappear ing FORUM NEWS, June, 1955 ance of the two-party system. I first caught on to the Liberal political game many years, 1 eun certain, after mosl of vent did. Il happened to me rather suddenly, in lln- spring of 1950, after reading an article in lhe New iork Times Magazine called "The Need for em Intelligent Opposition." lhe article weis written by Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. lb- weis reading not only the Republican party ami ils leaders, bul all conservatives eis we'll, el liltle' lecture, lhe gist of which was this: We Liberals, said Schlesinger, think il's importanl for vou conservatives lo be around, ll gets slag- neinl otherwise; il keeps us on our toes I,, heevc lo cope with you. We're all for you. There's only one thing, though, be added. And that is, you musl be intelligent. Otherwise you're of no use to us. 10 yourselves, or lo anyone. Mr. Schlesinger then proceeded to tell us how io In' intelligent. What il amounted to. weis for us in desert our principles and embrace his. \l theit point we would qualify as an "intelligent opposition." \ few months later Mr. Herbert Agar, writing iii Harper's Magazine, came through with an article on almost precisely llu- same question, etnd sug- gesting exactly the same road for conservative seilveilie.n. Now mu' would think that Mr. Schlesinger em.I Mr. Agar, and their disingenuous crusade for a renaissance of conservatism, would heive been laughed off by our intelligent conservatives. Far front it. Pen haps ihe-re' weren't enough intelligent conservatives who saw through this thinly disguised appeal for ei two-party, one-platform political system. Either that, or there were enough intelligent men who saw through il. but they we're mil conservative. In einv eeise. il is ;i matter of facl lhal the Liberals now control bulb the Democratic and the Republican parties, and mean to continue lo do so. eis. presum- ably, they mean also in continue lo op- p.ese- each other "intelligently" on such questions as whether wc oughl lo give eiweiv si\ billion dollars or only five eunl one-half billion, or whether Federal so- e ieil security ought to cover fifiv million people or onlv forty-eighl million, or whether the minimum wage ought to be one dollar or eighty-five cents. I he clearest exhibition I have seen— eunl eil thai mu' written bv et right-wing Liberal- of the Liberal-political thought process appeared in the New York Times in an article bv Mr. Arthur [Crock in September, 1952. in the middle of th,' presidential election campaign. The nighl before, in Portland, Oregon, Vlleii Stevenson heul made a speech iii which In- chidi'il editors ami c.iluninisls throughout lhe- country for committing themselves to supporting (Continual nn Page 60) Page 57
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