une. RFE's "Pliom beginning to end. lhe
airtain." on M**il againsl I.oiulon is preposti
"l ugoslav factory. Yes, Tito never
litarian enemy,led to be a Communist. America
is financed by "a: 'Let everyone do as he pleases.'
I which is spoolerica says: 'Go ahead and be a Com-
lericans. nist if that's what you want. All we
. RFE's psychoW js that you stop supporting Russian
ack Marxism-colierialism.' America has no intention
what, with te"Jforce anyone, including Czechoslo-
•mn as its "delia, to return to capitalism."
, the listener—Br. Miloslav Kohak. another widely
- is induced to|wn one-time Communist collabora-
with which so Jol the National Front who saved bis
cooperated. wOlji in the nick of time and landed a fat
i it had not "» as chief I until his replacement re-
l> I of RFE's Czechoslovak desk in
ich, in "Political Comments on the
ISSIAN IMPERl*ation at Home," on November 25,
COMMUNISM'2" '." ,10:l;5 a'm" had th;s to say
ut Arthur London:
, preposterous. It
n.. complained he whole International Brigade of the
of the old Conflil War in Spain which is being at-
vi iii his person — another proof of
II the arrest * reactionar) attitude now prevailing
osses Sling. Clyie Soviet Union. She no longer wants
i'K's "Comme*j support of men who believe in
iv." em FebruWls. but only of those who believe in
.in., waxed soJIonets."
,ey consciouslyPn_ May 8. 1951. al 5:45 p.m., in
ng aboul the Gfcries Written by Life." a young Com-
the future . ■ ,llsl inmate of a slave labor camp
t was to remaiof quoted as follows: "Your Christian
ream bad corn«cepl comes close to the original l.cn-
ical disdain f»r,t ideology . . . We must work toiler, faithful lo the ideas which Lenin
lerger, the leW taught us."
;'s "Round TaM)r- Jaroslav Stransky, Socialist and
ril 12. 1953, a'"1,1 Communisl collaborator of the
y referred to tBjonal Front, said in "Talk with
and men of goo*1"'- on March I. 1952. al 9:30 p.m.:
d in communi*fnunciation should mil play anv pari
the "methods" jl>oHtics . . . Vm bonesl Communist
,11, he mused «f l"m ll"' resl of us in condemning
robably the old collaborator still be-
collaboration "I,1'" tnal '• '- possible for Communists
distil'0""' honest. Consequently he had no
C(*ihl,' j,, slipping thai one In. The
ilka, in bis T'".e with Rat)io Free Europe, though,
pril'27 1«)52- a'jinite another mailer. Squandering
nswered the at"1'''1'* of American dollars for the
daily. Rude Pe#.ed Purpose of fighting communism,
"It accuses us#*,res "''' Communist collaborators
oration of c*PL,ran' about '"bonesl" Communists.
return of ther"e Call the Communist Party," of
•croulka. ,rua7 22' ]'>7yl- '" H:45 a.m., wenl
to say in reply''!"" In l"raise of Communisl cultural
B. Iievements. "Czech Communist liter-
Socialist fri* has broughl forth works „| out-
ye»l*ding value." RFE's psychological
l^vf-'i"! declared. "We enjoy reading
pimunist authors a- mucrl as any
vernment in ** curious way of inducing an anti-
abolished anyJSmu'"s! ""itude. to sav the leasl.
r,t*s Socialist "" h!.=oc*ahst Franta Klatil, in "Politi-
do anything °f „mmenis on the Siluation at
cloanun g „,,,_, on Apri| 21 1953 ^ i]45
-a-she suPP»i; (r^-tha' "Ti'° haS morc char-
, Tito accepts V ,"'"' ,,ls one-time allies in Prague
ince with ope"! ,, M'""|1;'1 his independence, and
Jl Llr"ment r thor°u?hly at that."
ets Forum News, January, 1956
111 a Socia
d for six v
Id hardly >—-™,„ . . ,
and Slovak pe£"»'n,st author
It is quite a common procedure for
Radio Free Europe to quote Tito and
Red Yugoslavia's press as authorities in
both moral and political matters. Holiday trips to Tito's Yugoslavia have become a cherished habit of RFE's editors.
PROGRAMS GLORIFY REVOLUTIONARY WORKERS
Another variet) of the colleetivist ideology which prevails among RVK editors
is the frequent praise of those enemies
of the Kremlin who have not been able
to toe the partv line but have otherwise
been valuable fighters in the class struggle against the so-called exploiters.
Thus, the RFE script, "We Call the
Communist Party, which was broadcast
to Czechoslovakia on March 29. 1955. at
12:40 p.m., in its glorification of the
revolutionary workers of Kronstadt
SOUJlds as if it bad been written by the
old Lithuanian-American anarchist Alexander Berkman. '"The workers of Kronstadt." il says in that script, "'fought so
thai the Soviets may be elected freely
and democratically, that their just demands be fulfilled — demands which
were entirel) in the spirit of ihe October Revolution. They fought for democratic Soviets . . ."
True enough, ihis broadcast was ad-
dressed to Communists, and it might
seem reasonable to some to appeal l"
Communists in the spirit of genuine
communism: but is it likely that hardened trans-Curtain Communists of 1955
believe in appeals in behalf of communism w hen they are uttered by those
who are hired bv Americans? Yet, incredible though il ma\ appear, that is
Edward R. Murrow, ot.e of the sponsors of the
Crusade for Freedom, receives one of ten 1954
Russwurm Awards of the National Newspaper
Publishers Association from Dowdal H. Davis
(right), chairman of National Negro Newspaper
Week, as an "undeviating champion of those
high principles of citizenship and of true democracy that have made the United States great,"
and "for keeping men constantly reminded of
their duty to decency and destiny."
the line which RFE commentators
adopted as late as 1955.
Let us choose another example of this
folly by quoting Dr. Jaroslav Stransky,
former minister of tbe i\ational Front,
in his "Commentary on the Political
Situation" of April 2. 1955. 9:50 a.m.
In this gem of an "anti-Communist"
broadcast, the Communist collaborator
of but a few Mar- ago sang the praises
of the "Spartacus Bund," lhe militant
group which, following World War I.
broke away from Germany's left wing
Socialists in order to usher in the Communist revolution. Stransky really
waxed lyrical over Karl Liebknecht and
Rosa Luxemburg, the two most prominent and violent leaders of early German communism.
"The modern Spartacus movement,"
pontificated Stransky in behalf of RFE's
version of freedom. "Karl Liebknecht
emd liosa Luxemburg . . . they were
pacifists, the foes of imperialism and
militarism . . . they were beaten to death
by the mob . . . their articles, their
speeches, their letters were inspired by
ei vision of order and beauty for the
modern world ... in every sentence
which lhal undersized, ungainly Jewess,
Luxemburg, wrote, there weis humaneness and poesy . . ."
We are here not arguing about the
lofty intentions of these two world
famous pioneers of the Communist
revolution, misguided eunl unbalanced
though they were. We arc here questioning the wisdom of Americans who. in the
name of the freedom for which Washington and Lincoln lived anil died, hire
ei notorious one-time Communist collaborator who still oilers hymns to the
cause of the Communisl revolution. That
Stransky should express such revolutionary feelings is obvious: that well-
meaning Americans alioiilel sponsor such
projects does provide food for thought.
NATIONAL FRONTS VAUNTED
In line with ibis farcically suicidal
policy these RFE psychological warriors
naturally still vaunt the very National
Front which paved the wav for the total
subjugation of the Czech and Slovak
people by the Communists. These
strange refugee policy-makers, scriptwriters and editors -till live in that
dreary world in which their fatal shortsightedness delivered llieir people into
the lietnds of the Kremlin.
Thus, on October 28, 1952. at 10:05
a.m., these so-calb'il heralds of freedom
told the home folks behind the' Curtain:
"There will once more be a time when
Benes will arise . . ." On October 27.
1953, eit 1:35 p.m., they appealed to
"those who remember the pre-Febru-
euv [i.e., 1945-48] democracy . . ." On
January I I. 1953, al I I :30 a.m., the
leftist Socialist Belak-Berger, in "Comments on the Events of the Day," exclaimed: "The real National Front [i.e.,