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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 9, October 1955
Alternate Title Facts Forum News, Vol. IV, No. 9, October 1955
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date unknown
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
Place
  • Dallas, Texas
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  • journals (periodicals)
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  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 4 1955; OCLC: 1352973
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Title File 027
Transcript HBeMsVBBH I Representative O'Konski eel ioee of worW eilive ill et ci ll oncerning o*> • hv four on'' lor William » lative Alvin e and charity, here was forgiveness and kindliness, here was the full expression of American generosity and faith. I have little time for those who are critical of the details the little mis- lakes—when great decisions had to be made. Of course we made mistakes. We were neither prepared by experience or knowledge to undertake all lhe responsibilities that befall us. We recruited people from all walks of life to administer these huge programs of relief and economic rehabilitation. It was a difficult assignment just to find the people, much less to find people competent and trained for Ihe task. We Americans had been so absorbed wilh lhe challenges of American political and economic life that we were not prepared, either psychologically or professionally, for international administration or participation, but we did the best we could. We worked with what we had. We compensated for our lack of expert knowledge and training with a will to succeed, an abundance of resources, and a spirit of compassion and generosity. The strength of our foreign policy in this period was the strength of a good heart and a willing spirit. It was the strength of practicing our ideals. It was or Wrong? ? rdstrek to the of the baiiee- ossible ii. De- re not liy ttti- ro be res. th you awn to proud ie field :iat na- stained recog- idence, world- driven bat we to our lay so Todav r, 1955 is one of acceptance of international responsibility. Isolationism is a thing of the past. The acceptance of our role in tbe alleiirs of the world is the most prominent political fact of our generation. The crowning glory of thc 20lb Century is the creation of the United Nations. We can be ever proud of our leading role in ibis greatest of all achievements in the realm of international politics. Once the victory on the battlefield was won, we did nol turn our backs upon a war-weary and stricken world. Our finest hour was yet to come. We mobilized our resources to help the needy, to feed the hungry, to heal the sick, to rebuild the devastated cities, lo help others reconstitute free government, to reestablish commerce and trade, to rehabilitate the exh economies of friend and foe alike-. Here was the true expression of the spirit "f American democracy. Hen- weis a practical blending between applied clem- Ocratii policy emd tin- spiril of our religious teachings. Here was compassion FACTS FORUM NEWS, October, 1955 the strength of doing when something needed to be done. It was the strength of action when those of lesser courage might have hesitated. Nor should we forget or underestimate the incredible accomplishment of creating the North Atlantic Treaty Organization—the most successful and lhe greatest alliance in the world's history. We elid not content ourselves merely with a paper structure. We set ourselves to the task of building muscle and sinew around lhe structural anatomy of a collective security pact. The programs of military assistance, th,- Marshall plan, and mutual security gave spirit and Strength lo nations lhat only yesterday were woeik and helpless. The Marshall plan will live in llu- pages of history as the mosl successful program of economic rehabilitation and recovery of recorded history. Nol only was it great and imaginative in ils design and purpose, but it heis been equally great in its accomplishment. I wonder sometimes if we have forgotten the terrible destruction of World War II. Not only were things ruined and demolished, but human spirit was almost destroyed. Established social patterns were uprooted, millions of people were wandering on the roads, dying in prisons and concentration camps. All of this was but only yesterday. Fear and frustration stalked the land. The political and economic climate was ripe for demagogues, dictators and opportunists. The forces of communism moved in. backed by the power of the Red Army. 11 was this unhappy event that compounded the problems and difficulties which faced mankind after this most hideous of all terrible wars, h was almosl beyond human capacity to rebuild a war-weary world. But to this awful burden was added the even more intolerable burden of resisting and defeating the inroads of Communist imperialism and subversion. It is nothing short of a miracle that the areas of human freedom are as great as they are. Again, not because of plan or design, but simply because we were lhe only nation with the resources and the strength, we were compelled to meet and challenge this evil force. Here again we were not prepared by experience or ex- perl knowledge. Rut we did not shirk from the ordeal. We moved into action. It was here that NATO played such a significant role, because supporting Communist subversion was the power of the Red Army. The Marshall plan met the Communist aggressor on the ecor nomic front. In both areas we checkmated the Communist conspiracy. The Red Army did not move. The Western European economies did not fall prey to collectivism and communism. Germany did not fall into the hands of the Kremlin. Rerlin was not strangled into submission. Soviet troops were removed from Iran. Tbe Mediterranean area did not become a Soviet lake. Greece and Turkey were not destroyed by Communist subversion and armed attack. The Truman doctrine, backed by the Greek- Turkish aid program, filled the power vacuum that was left by the withdrawal of Rrili.-b strength from lhe Mediterranean. Men like Mayor Reuter, of Berlin, Chancellor Adenauer, of West Germany, supported by American aid. defied lhe Communists and brought Germany and Rerlin safely through lhe Communist onslaught. These developments represent the strength of American foreign poliev. but a strength tbat was always fortified bv the wholehearted cooperation of our allies and associates in the great North Atlantic Trealv alliance. Communisl aggression and subversion checked in Western Europe moved to a new front and lhe attack was launched on South Korea. The decision of our government and of the United Nations to resist aggression in Korea may well be recorded in Page 25
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