Keyword
in
Collection
Date
to
Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 9, September 1956
File 006
Citation
MLA
APA
Chicago/Turabian
Facts Forum. Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 9, September 1956 - File 006. 1956-09. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 21, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/279/show/215.

Disclaimer: This is a general citation for reference purposes. Please consult the most recent edition of your style manual for the proper formatting of the type of source you are citing. If the date given in the citation does not match the date on the digital item, use the more accurate date below the digital item.

Facts Forum. (1956-09). Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 9, September 1956 - File 006. Facts Forum News, 1955-1956. University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/279/show/215

Disclaimer: This is a general citation for reference purposes. Please consult the most recent edition of your style manual for the proper formatting of the type of source you are citing. If the date given in the citation does not match the date on the digital item, use the more accurate date below the digital item.

Facts Forum, Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 9, September 1956 - File 006, 1956-09, Facts Forum News, 1955-1956, University of Houston Libraries, accessed July 21, 2019, https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/279/show/215.

Disclaimer: This is a general citation for reference purposes. Please consult the most recent edition of your style manual for the proper formatting of the type of source you are citing. If the date given in the citation does not match the date on the digital item, use the more accurate date below the digital item.

URL
Embed Image
Compound Item Description
Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 9, September 1956
Series Title Facts Forum News
Creator
  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date September 1956
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
Place
  • Dallas, Texas
Genre
  • journals (periodicals)
Type
  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 5 1956; OCLC: 1352973
Collection
  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
Rights No Copyright - United States: This item is in the public domain in the United States and may be used freely in the United States. The item may not be in the public domain under the copyright laws of other countries.
Item Description
Title File 006
Transcript ™ petuation of Stalin's memory or the annihilation of it can be of no real importance. The clue to this is a fact which too many in the free world have too long tried to ignore: Stalin was communism, as Lenin before him was communism, and as Khrushchev, after him, is communism, and all that has been done in their names is communism. The purported renunciation of Stalinism and the proclaimed return to Leninism can be regarded only as a piece of dialectical sleight of hand. Even to speculate about it implies a differentiation that, in reality, does not exist. The Same Pattern Ever since Stalin's accession to power, various observers have debated in all seriousness whether Stalin's program represented a continuation of Lenin's or whether that which Lenin had inaugurated was being corrupted by an irrational despot. The disputation is a sterile one. The threads of Stalinism and the threads of Leninism have been woven so tightly together into the fabric of communism as the world now knows it that they can be separated only if the entire fabric itself is torn apart. The Soviet and Communist empire which Stalin created stands firmly upon the foundations left to him by Lenin. To speak of a Stalinist "counterrevolution" is to discard history; the "counterrevolution" was Lenin's seizure of power from the Russian Social Democrats and the implantation of dictatorship upon the Russian people. The development of the Soviet Union since that time has been consistent and continuous. The goal of Lenin, and the goal of Stalin later, was to bring the rest of the world into the orbit of Communist power. The methods which Stalin used to accomplish this were not invented by him, but only perfected. Stalin's great contributions to the theory of communism dealt with the Problems of Leninism. The purges, the famines, the mass oppression of Stalin's reign, were all part of the Leninist program, too. It was Lenin who, at the Second World Congress of the Communist International, formulated the Blueprint for World Conquest, as William Henry Chamberlin has aptly designated it: a detailed description of Communist objectives and the methods for implementing them. And it was Lenin who formulated the "colonial" strategy, still followed at this very moment by the Soviet Union, of striking at the major Western nations from behind, by provoking uprisings in Asia, Latin America, and Africa. To regard Leninism as a supposed program of peace and Stalinism as one of war would be to blunder into a morass of fatal speculation. Neither was a program of war or peace in itself. They utilized one or the other as political exigencies required. It was Stalin who liked to pose as the great man of peace and who, in the course of this imposture, justified his pact with Hitler and the Red Army's invasion of Poland and Finland as part of the pattern of bringing peace, Soviet style, to one nation after another. It was Stalin, too, who introduced the concept of collective security which gave rise to the ill-famed popular-front governments of thc thirties. This was the prototype of the kind of "parliamentary democracy" which later brought thc nations of Eastern Europe under the Soviet heel and which today Khrushchev is busy reviving. It is Stalin who must be credited with the creation, too, of the Communist-led "Partisans of Peace" movement which Khrushchev is refurbishing as a colossal front organization for gathering in neutralists throughout the world. Alternatives: "Capitulate or Perish" Just as "peaceful coexistence" has its origin in Stalin's reign, so, too, the concept of "collective leadership" represents no innovation. Stalin himself established collective government after the death of Lenin as the first step in his consolidation of power. With his liquidation of the men with whom he shared power, the device quickly became obsolete. To differentiate Leninism and Stalinism is to obscure the essence and substance of communism itself: the denial of Cod and the manifold values by which men must live if they are to remain civilized. The evil of communism does not depend upon the man, or the men, who rule in its name. By its very character it is capable only of breeding further evil, regardless of who occupies the throne. When the verbiage is swept aW3| Khrushchev can be seen to offer same alternatives that the Kremlin always offered — capitulate or pert His purposes are not to abandon policies of Stalin but only to el them better, and to extend the achirv ments of Stalin still further. To do thi it is necessary to replace the cruder^ of the Stalin era with craft and subuj ty, to transform its wintry climate in' sunny blandishments. Khrushchev already claims the risjj to speak for a majority of the won population. Should one more conn" fall under his sway, that right will'' incontestable. This is the great da™ of the sweet reasonableness of an" Stalinism. For there are many anil"* this country's allies — and many W» in this country itself — whose Sjfl pathies, consciously or unconscious? rest with the Soviet Union and * humanitarianism to which it pretend1 Performance ... Fantasies on the Kremlin Stage t!. It is Khrushchev's hope that audience of the free world in its low ing for an end to the threat of war *j accept whatever fantasies are enac'^ on the Kremlin stage, and that it * forget that in the wings, committed J the service of Soviet peace, the i"1 tary might of the Soviet Union ' mains intact. , Interpreting the meaning of Khn|S iii* chev's statements properly requl perhaps a kind of simultaneous-US lation machine. What comes throw when the headphones are attache" the true cry resounding in the Kr^ lin: "The Vozhcl is dead. Long live* Vozhd. Stalinism is purged: Stalin1' endures." If we fail to heed tl< Stalin, purged, will have won a greater than any which he cons1 mated as Russia's master. The Committee on Un-Ame^ Activities wishes to thank the coV\js utors to this symposium for * splendid efforts to create an standing of the Soviet Union -> policy. It is the hope of the coinn11 ^ that their analyses may aid in lishing an effective program * which to countervail the dang1'^ anti-Stalinism — and in main1 reason and vigilance in that dim" ., ing part of the world that is stiff Page 4 I- vi is I'niirvi News, Septembet
File Name uhlib_1352973_v005_n009_006.jpg