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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 8, September 1955
Alternate Title Facts Forum News, Vol. IV, No. 8, September 1955
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date September 1955
Language eng
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  • 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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Identifier AP2.F146 v. 4 1955; OCLC: 1352973
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Transcript Book Reviews lr£JL#i Consult your bookstore for hooks reviewed here—or icrite to publishers listed. book" insidious so forth- iu sougW iks fi"1" ganda h' 1955 Compulsory Medical Care and The Welfare State By Melchior Palyi, National Institute ol Professional Services, 75 E. Wacker Drive, Chicago I Illinois. 1949, 154 pp., (2.00. Thi- little I k is ihe first comprehensive surve) nf compulsory medical care in various countries, how it grew up from humble beginnings, and how il relates to political, economic eiml sot i.il control. Dr. Palyi writes from iln- siaiul- poinl of one who heis closely observed the' direcl relationship between govern- mentalized medicine eunl totalitarian power. Socialized medicine, or ils euphemous twin. "National Health Insurance," is still an essential aim of those wine would continue to convert tin- I nited Stales inlo a Socialist Welfare' State. Opponents of the governmentalized medicine scheme will find in Dr. Palyi's bonk a wealth of factual information and his- torical data, Dr. Palyi presents a clear analysis nf llu- Well.ui' Stale as il wa- buili under Bismarck and culminated in Miller, and as ii relates to tin- various forms which have -piling up all over llu- world. One passage' deserves quotation due in its accurate application tn -nine very fallacious reasoning frequently encountered toda) : "Bismarck's fundamentally significant role in modern history is rarely Understood. Hi- middle-of-the-road so- cialism wa- the connecting link between 'Im nlil autocrats eunl the coming totali- leitiein-.. He thoughl he could overcome Marxism by his own brand nf slate *"'-ieilistn just as Fabian socialists, Key- uesians .mil New Dealers profess theit •heir middle-of-the-road statists keeps 'In- totalitarian wolf from the door." The author does nol shrink from iln historical implications of llu- Welfare State, but slates quite frank!) whal ii ls einel where il It-eids: "In democracies 'In- Welfare Steele' i- lln- beginning and 'be Police State the end. The iwee merge sooner or later, in all experience, and ■or iihviiius reasons." Welfarism is primarily an instrumenl "I political |iii331 r. h leads directl; toward authoritarian rule. Those who lien.- been led lo believe lhal a mild welfare State is possible without Ihe wore obnoxious forms nf compulsory "leelieell i.Ill' weilllel eh) we'll lo heed 111. ralyi's words concerning this common denominator nf eill forms of totalitarian democracy." "All modern dictators pACTS FORUM NEWS, September, 1955 Communist, Fascist, "t disguised liei\<- il leasl eem- thin" iii common. Thev all believe in Social Security, especially in 1111113113' people into governmentalized medicine." Totalitarianism see-ks always to clothe- itself in lhe garb uf hnmeini- leei ietnism. (',. W. DeArmond, Jr. The United Nations Road to War By V. Orval Walts, The Foundation For Social Research, 1521 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles 17, Calif.. 1955. 141 pp.. $1.50 Ipaper bound). It is nnw fair]) generally conceded lhal lln- I nited \eiiimis. lik.' an) other governmental organization, is nol perfect. Al least ii is unl llu- panacea some of ils more ardent supporters acclaimed il. The conversation uf the internation- alist sel has nnw turned In ways in which the' I nited Neiliuns can he improved. \\ e hear much urging thai il be "strengthened. But one basic assumption made b) all I \ enthusiasts eunl one which has been rather well-sold to some of the mine skeptical as well as to the less interested members of our populace runs something like this: "Despite its defects the I N is ihe- besl thing we have; ii is the world's besl hope for peace." Is ii? Is this basic assumption, passed around as some soil of Incontestable truism, a valid premise upon which lo base loni- e.el reasoning? In all the criticism of the I \ this last-ditch defensive recitation heis been slightly contested. Thi' furtherance nf peace is the purported purpose and raison d'etre of the I Y This is tin- luib aboul which the .libeih' turns. For all lhe multifarious activities and programs nl the I N eunl ils agciie ii justification is claimed nn the beisis lhal they aid in promoting peace. 1 ><l iei 11 ■ scatters, lhe central poinl is missed, the fundamental question rarely raised and treated as some Im in nf sacrilege if ii is. Is the United Nalions a force for peace, or a wav In increasing conflicl and wen? Dr. Y. Orval Watts, noted economist, writer and lecturer, asks this question and nianv others in his latest book. The I ailed \aliiias Road to Mar. He has some answers, inn thought-provoking answers which cannol 1"- dismissed with the usual assortment "I bland cliches. Dr. Watts' conclusions call for some sliff ami reasoned debate nn the pent nf 1 N partisans. Gooe) emotional appeals, sanctimonious indignation, and le.n psychology H-bomb cartoons will not suffice. If. in contesting lhe most sacred dictum of the internationalist claque, the author becomes guilty of some unspeakable sort of boorishness, he presents whal would seem lo be' reasonable jusli- fication: "I believe lhat mankind learns and progresses onl) as more ami more individuals sluely and think, ami then ent with mine wisdom than before. "Herd c lucl is for cattle, not for human beings. Our progress eloes nol depend merely on a few bellwether Leaders whom 'the masses' must follow in cow-like host. Iiisleeeel we- rise' or fall ei- wc individually discover truth eunl act upon il. "ll may be lhal nul man) people in the' world today will bother to ask or decide whether or tint the I N is ei hope ur a menace, whether il can nr cannot iln wheil il promises. "But if even a thousand, or a hundred, "i l.n persons gel a firm, new un- derstanding nf peace ami war. nf societj einel government, from these' pages, (hen I believe eill nf us, ami our children, will live in greater peace and well- being." Dr. Walls believes thai In magnifying authoritarian government, bv lessening iiulis idual freedom, by increasing injustice, by working for ei socialistic World Government, the I nited Nations is fomenting conflict, lb- sirike-s directly al lhe socialistic Welfare Slate complexion nf tin- organization, contesting the shoddy einabig\ between lln- Good Samaritan and the paternalistic Welfare Slat.-. "Coercion cannol develop good will emd ei sense ol responsibility for others, anv mine' than slavery can develop ee sense of responsibility for one's self. "What i- worse, when the industrious man or the Good Samaritan tries lo force others to follow his example, his own moral sense grows dull. He heis tei learn tin1 techniques nf coercion, ami practice them, in place of ihe techniques nf persuasion anil mutual aid. Hi' musl eis-iiine the- attitudes and character of lhe enforcer: self-assurance eunl self-righteousness that become arrogance: indifference to protest that becomes cruelty; indignation that becomes hatred; and a habit of self-justification that becomes dishonesty. "Consequently, compulsory work and compulsory sharing destroy the moral bases of human life. No matter hot* noble- the- purpose, thev are' despotism. and they generate conflict. "Thai is the reason why mosl of the human race- still liu's in fear, haired. ignorance and destitution. Over the larger part of this earth, rigid customs and governments' coercion force individuals Paffe ~,\
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