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Facts Forum. Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 9, September 1956 - File 007. 1956-09. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 23, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/279/show/216.

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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 9, September 1956
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date September 1956
Language eng
Subject
  • 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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  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 5 1956; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
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Transcript FROM xJie threat ^rstenae "Khrushchev and company are revamping tactics and slogans, while standing pat on strategy and goals." No Softness in the Kremlin By EUGENE LYONS *HE free world must be on guard 'Sainst bring confused, divided, and Psychologically disarmed by recent Kestures of moderation in the Kremlin , '' must avoid mistaking a change nl *>e f,„- -, change of heart. The fact "at the lied dictatorship will tempo- r<lr|ly have several heads instead of ne doesn't make it any less despotic boitio or any less of a menace to hat remains of the free world. tne high command of world com- ^tinism has nut retreated one inch °m its immediate objective of exuding its lied empire - by blood- , Ss seizure of power where possible, V force and violence elsewhere — or .s ultimate objective of world domin- i these fixed commitments have not |,(,'i renounced or reduced by any- i"ng said at the 20th Congress'of the ^""munist Party of the Soviet Union, "rushelu'v and company are revamp- Jj tactics and slogans, while standing "°n strategy and goals. If anything, Pat the Proceedings of the congress reveal Eugene Lyons served from 1928 to 1934 as United Press correspondent in Moscow. An astute student of communism in Russia and in America, he is the author of "Assignment in Utopia"; "The Red Decade"; "Stalin, Czar of All the Russias"; and most recently, "Our Secret Allies: the Peoples of Russia." He was one of the founders and the first president of the American Committee for Liberation From Bolshevism, which now operates radio station "Liberation" in Munich. Formerly editor of the "American Mercury," Mr. Lyons is at present a senior editor of the "Reader's Digest." a firmer and more self-confident dedication to the world-wide triumph of communism than ever before. The policies set forth at the congress amount to an adaptation ol Stalin's party line of the mid-thirties — the period of united fronts and peaceable coexistive which in our country went under the slogan "Communism is 20th Century Americanism." Those who profess to see something new and unprecedented in recent developments simply have failed to do their homework in Soviet history. Take the statement that war is not inevitable. Moscow was saving that very thing twenty years ago. There was even talk of awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to Stalin's front man abroad, Maxim Litvinov. *°rs Forum News, September, 1956 The same is true of the pronouncements about achieving communism through parliamentary methods. Such methods have been used for nearly forty years, through Communist Parties in democratic countries posing as conventional political parties. Has the world forgotten that this is precisely how Hitler took over in Germany? The force and violence comes after the victory at the ballot box to make it permanent. The present change in line is intended, precisely as in the 1930s, to facilitate the infiltration of free governments; cynical united fronts with left-wing but non-Communist groups; the subversion of trade unions; the luring of well-meaning but soft-headed individuals into camouflaged Communist outfits. Beware of Self-deception There i.s only one real and meaningful difference. It is that Soviet Russia and its world apparatus of power are today vastly stronger, larger, more self-confident than two decades ago. Their menace to everything we cherish is therefore incalculably greater. We cannot afford soporific self-deception. The recent riots in Soviet Georgia and disturbances elsewhere in the Communist prison-land are significant. They show that despite nearly forty years of terror and indoctrination, the peoples of Russia have retained a capacity to protest — and remember that in demonstrating against the regime a Soviet citizen risks his life. Our obligation is to deepen the gulf that divides the Kremlin oligarchs from their subjects; to let the masses behind the curtains know that free and civilized men outside will settle for nothing less than their liberation from the Red yoke. The changes in party line, especially the denunciation of Stalin, are symptoms of internal tensions, not only in the general population but in the military ranks and in the ruling Communist Party. If we have anv- political sense and some remnants of the will to survive, we will exploit the situation by stepping up political and psychological warfare. Those who want us to relax, who counsel policies of accommodation that would freeze the status quo of a world half enslaved, are betraying our civilization. end Page 5
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