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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
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  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
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  • Dallas, Texas
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Identifier AP2.F146 v. 4 1955; OCLC: 1352973
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Transcript -,- I ..^irieSril'n ie heights dent ideals one of the great- and res- laid under a spell. The hypnotic powers are entrenched, combative and dangerous. But once the self-liberated mind had regained that first height it would see not only that there is an alternative course but that above the noxious emanations of fear and the fog of propaganda the view of it is fairly clear." There are other heights. "The second height to be regained is that where, of old. foreign policy was submitted to public debate." (How long it has been since we have had any choice in an election, save- between tweedledum and tweedledee!) "On the next height lies control of the public purse. Until lhe people have recovered that they cannol tame- Executive Government. . . ." "There is no valley to cross to the nexl height, ll is right there. On top of it is the nesting place of the Fallacious Serpent. The spiril of insatiable evil in- lieileils tbe serpent: the evil is inflation. Its weapon of defense is an invisible vapor, the effect of which is lo cause people- to become economic alcoholics. afflicted with the delusion lhat thev can get rich by destroying the value of money. . . ." ". . . but there is still one more, the last and highest of all. and as you approach il vou may understand the serpents' sardonic grin. The slopes are steep and barren. No enemy is visible. The enemy is in yourself. For ihis may be named the Peak of Fortitude. "What you have to face is lhat the cost of saving the Republic may be extremely high. It could he relatively as high as the cost nf setting it up in the first place, one hundred and seventy-five ago, when love of political liberty was a mighty passion, and people were willing to die for it. . . ." In ibis vein the author closes his remarkable message. "No doubt the people know they can have their Republic hack if they weml it enou<rh lo fight for it and to pay the price. The onlv point is that no leader has yet appeared with lln- courage to make them choose." Mr. Garrett's hope dues nol have great historical backing. When other civilizations have Fallen into lln- evil dens when the clever lie substitutes fur lhe truth, the subtle suggestion for candid coun- sel, and the pragmatism of expediency abandons lhe old moral foundations— at times such as ihis the- leaders have not arisen. Onlv prophets, men of eloquence and wisdom who were slightly heeded. The people's ears were filled with lhe platitudinous babblings of those whose semantic opiates were sweeter to •he- taste. No, the leader will nol arise among us unless we regain the first height. Tin- is the individual Declara- tion of Independence and it i- the first ■tep. Onlv then mav this neiliiiii be' re- dedicated to ils independence and Freedom of man. Then will clear-sighted representatives of our true heritage be raised up. Garel Garrett has written with the wisdom and with an eloquence which can spring only from devotion to the sure moral foundation. Will he be heard, or will empty babblings seem sweeter? —G. W. DeArmond, Jr. Popular Diplomacy and War By Slsley Huddleston, Richard R. Smith, Publisher, Inc.. West Rindge, New Hampshire, 1954, 285 pp., $3.50. "It seems to me, then, that only a change of heart in individual men and women in all countries eem bring us peace. Neither Leagues nor Foreign Secretaries, nor armies nor navies, nor aeroplanes, nor alliances, nor communism, nor fascism, nor anything else will serve, excepl a growing Force e>f men eunl women who realize what peace is, and who cannot be stampeded into iti.i I ie ienia eer angry senl iinenls. . . . How is the changed outlook to be brought about? By all of us who believe tlieil love, not hate, is the force which moves the world, holding tight to our belief, and demonstrating it in our daily lives to others. For if the mortal error of hate, which has produced such violent upheavals in men s minds and in the great globe, continues to control us. then Leagues and the rest can accomplish onlv harm. In the individual soul is where the resolve against hate, and therefore against war, must first be taken." So wrote Sisley Huddleston in In My Time his professional autobiography published in 1938. Mr. Huddleston opposed the interventionism and belligerent attitudes which were then leading the world to the brink of World War II. He foresaw that weir could not be the harbinger of "peace" and that it weis mil the instrument by which lhe world could he made "safe" for anything. Mr. Huddleston's new and last book represents a valuable eiml perceptive study of Ihe world conditions which hem- prevailed for several decades. This is no "hindsight." nor was he alone- in holding the unpopular viewpoint. Notable among those of simileir convictions wen- such political figures as Herbert Hoover and Senator Tafl. such prominent writers as John T. Flvnn and \\ il- liam Henry Chamberlin, and historians uf iln- caliber nf Charles A. Beard and Harry Elmer Barms who encouraged Mr. Huddleston tn write Popular Diplomacy and 11 nr eunl who contributed lhe excellent Foreword. The Socialist leader, Norman Thomas, weis another who Foresaw iln- utter idiocy nf our entry into a weir on lhe side of lhe Soviel I nion. We had many accurate warnings that American entry into World War II would bul serve to establish Communist domination of the Eurasian continent. During iln- Hitler-Stalin Pact, Vmerican non-interventionists wen- many. But. im- mediately following Hitler's breach of the Pact, those who remained consistent were smeared and vilified. Britain was safe, but now the Soviet Union had been attacked. The clamor began for American entry into the war—not to save Britain, but to save the Soviel Union. Today we are faced with the fruits. And the crusaders of yesterday are the peaceful coexisters of today, executing the third leg of the "triple switch." During the period between World Wars I and II Sisley Huddleston was one of the most outstanding and respected diplomatic correspondents. He wrote for some of the leading publications in Britain, France and the United States. For twenty years he served as a correspondent for Thc Christian Science Monitor. For many years widely acknowledged as being highly informed in his field, he nevertheless faded from the journalistic picture as he found himself increasingly out-of-step with popularized attitudes. The patent fact that W'orld War II did not bring peace and freedom to a troubled world—rather, quite the opposite- -provides a compelling argu- ininl that those who so warned should be given a reasoned, however belated, hearinir. In Popular Diplomacy and War, Mr. Huddleston has some pertinent observations concerning the present world situation. Hut it is to be slightly expected that those who were demonstrably wrong before will be inclined to concede any great measure of validity to these later observations. This book will receive the "silent treatment" in many such quarters. The author holds that we are continuing the same fallacious policies thai have led In two-and-a-half wars. But. in so holding, he does not uphold the Communist "peaceful coexistence" line as it is today being promoted and accepted. Many readers, equally opposed to the "preventative war" straw man and to a fraudulent "peaceful coexistence" on Communist terms, will value Mr. Huddleston's analysis of basic errors in policy and practice. A fundamental point of this new book is tin- conclusion that mass psychology, manipulated and appealed to, lies at the root of the perpetual warlike attitudes with which the world finds ilself confronted. The issues which Mr. Huddles- Inn discusses fall within the framework of mental subtlety—mass hypnotism and crowd contagion. His book should he particularly useful to those interested in detecting the warped mental conditions which always underlie outward manifestations of hatred and destruction. The author writes of and for an age in which great improvement in communication facilities has been accompanied by an increased awareness of the so-called "mass mind." resulting in new techniques of manipulation hv unscrupulous or unwilling operators, lie offers some PACTS FORUM NEWS, October, 1955 Pace 51
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