camps, the emphasis on heavy industry and the military, and the entire
apparatus of terror remains intact.
There is some evidence that hunger
and discontent at home prompted
Khrushchev to denounce Stalin. If
Khrushchev can convince the peoples
of the USSR that their unhappy plight
is due to Stalinism, he may be able to
appease them for the time being. It is
also conceivable that Khrushchev is
preparing a purge of his political enemies by associating them with Stalin.
This purge of pro-Stalinites is even
more likely to occur outside the Soviet
Union. Recent issues of the Daily
Worker for example contain somewhat
conflicting interpretations of Stalin's
status by editor Alan Max, chairman
William Z. Foster, and Joseph Clark.
Various letters to the editor also indicate a certain amount of confusion
among the party faithful about future
attitudes. It is even conceivable that a
shake-up in party leadership may
occur in 1956 in somewhat the same
fashion that it did in 1945 when Earl
Browder was replaced as party chairman by William Z. Foster.
"Step Up Anti-Communist Efforts"
What can the United States do to
frustrate the objectives of the international Communist movement as outlined at the 20th Congress of the Communist Party of the USSR? Our government should make it very clear to
the American people and to freedom-
loving peoples throughout the world
that there is no basic change in Soviet
policies. The Soviets want us to lower
our guard and distract our attention
to side issues. This is precisely the
time to step up anti-Communist efforts both at home ancl abroad. This
means more vigorous prosecution of
anti-Communist legislation, stepped-
up exposure of Communist activ ities
by congressional committees, and published warnings by governmental officials of the dangers inherent in the
new Communist tactics of the united
front. There must be no repetition of
Communist penetration of American
society such as took place in the
1930s. In this respect, the current activities by the United States government against the Daily Worker and
Communist Party headquarters
throughout the United States are a
step in the right direction. New legislation should be enacted providing a
15-year jail sentence and a 810,000 fine
for those convicted of advocating the
violent overthrow of the United States
government or belonging to an organization so advocating. Use of mechanical devices in federal cases involving
security should also be acted upon.
The United States should pass to the
offensive in the anti-Communist effort
In the realm of foreign policy, the
United States has a unique opportunity to pass on to the offensive, in order
to take advantage of the weaknesses
within the USSR, and the confusions
in Marxist ranks throughout the world.
Plans must be readied to give maximum assistance to revolts on tbe Hast
German pattern. The long-neglected
Sarnoff plan for "cold warfare" against
communism should be carried out.
Trade between nations of the free
world and the Communist bloc which
might in anv way strengthen communism should cease. The two hundred
items declassified in 1951 at the insistence of France and Britain should
be restored to the list of nontradeable
goods. Fraternization with Soviet diplomats and officials should be kept to
an absolute minimum. We must not
permit ourselves to be maneuvered
into another Big Power conference
where the basis for success is the partition of a small country ancl the establishment of a "neutral" nations commission, as happened at Panmunjom
and Geneva. We should make clear
our support of Free China, including
thc offshore islands, and overseas Chinese harassed in such areas as Singapore and Indonesia. This support of
Free China must logically involve al
American willingness to defend Nationalist China diplomatically, especially in the UN, and to use every
weapon to prevent admittance
Communist China into that organization. We must also make clear oul
support of the Republic of Korea, ano
consider appropriate sanctions against
those who persistently violate the Parr
munjom agreement. Support of freedom in Asia includes also such anfr
Communist governments as Souw
Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, the Philippines, and Pakistan. Our aid programs
in Asia should take into consideration
the consistently pro-Chinese ComnW
nist positions of states like India.
Burma, and Indonesia. In Europe *e
should resolutely push forward in tW
integration of German armed force5
with existing NATO forces. Wher«
possible, we should disassociate ourselves from colonial regimes in the
Mediterranean area, to prevent Communists from being confused wit*1
bona fide nationalists.
Our foreign policy theme must f
liberation from Communist tyranny-
and opposition to a world half sla**
and half free. If the peoples behind
the Iron and Bamboo Curtains kiiO"*
for a certainty that we stand on the"
side, without compromise, the force*
which caused Khrushchev to denounce Stalin will grow, and revol15
on the East German pattern will become a possibility. And this time "*•*
must be prepared to act. ei"
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dustry, and its relations with its satellites. Unfortunately, the leadership of
the democratic world has not done
enough to exploit these weaknesses
and impair the prestige and power of
the Communist war lords. Self-deception in regard to the 20th Communist
Party Congress would only aggravate
this failure on the part of the free
The recent Congress under Khrushchev did not forswear a single one
of its old basic policies of intolerance
toward non-Communists and violence
as a means of getting results. The
anemic posthumous purge of Stalin
does not constitute a repudiation of,
or a break with bis basic policies for
agriculture, the primacy of heavy in
dustry, ancl secondary attention ■*
consumers' goods. Furthermore, "f
('ongress has reasserted unanimouW
that the foreign policy of the US'"
has been continuously correct ancl to
peace — during and after Stalin. I'"'
of course, means Soviet policy in r
gard to disarmament, as well as -,
policy toward Germany, Korea, •*
Had the 20th Communist Congl***
decided on a genuine and serin'1,
purge of Stalin and Stalinism, it won'
have acted not merely against "
dead despot but first of all against t*1
leading surviving Stalinists. Ilowi-v1'.
it is precisely these figures who cons"
tiitt* the present so-called collect1*
Facts Forum News, September, 1"