Answers for Americans:
COULD THE UNITED
STATES GO IT ALONE?
FEATURING JAMES BURNHAM, famed author who has been called tha
"leading intellectual antagonist of communism," with panel members: Publisher Devin Garrity, Former l.,-nio,-,-„iic Congressman
George Hamilton Combs, and Professor Churles Hodges of New
Vork I niversiiv. Hardy Itent served „s program moderator.
Q. II the Soviet empire were able to
conquer Europe and Asia, could a free
A meric;, snrv iv e?
I let IIMI wi I : I think v>'- have lo distinguish here between conquer on the
one hand, and organize and consolidate
on the other. Merely conquering more
territory sometimes makes a nation
For example, Hitler conquered mosl
of Europe ami mosl "I tin- Soviel Union
ell-,,, .it leasl lln- European parts of the
Soi iel I nieeii: but In- progressively gol
weaker when he overextended his lines.
\nd the same thing was true ,,l Yep,,
However, if tin- Seevie-l empire could
nol eenly conquer ihe resl nl Europe an,I
Asia !>ni organize and consolidate thai
l,ri it,erv economically as well, I'm
eilraiel thai ii wenilel -<e overweigh us in
population, in area, anel in resources
lhat we- would met be- able- In s|ir\ he as
;, free nation.
Q. More specifically, would we 1,,- com
munized, too, in your opinion?
i III iivii v\i I : In lhe end we would be
absorbed in a world Communisl empire.
Our own governmenl we,,,1,1 be- eevir-
ihrown: we would become -Levi-- of the
Soviel tyranny under lln- control of
i (, viiiiri v i : I don'l think I agree- h ith
iiiv friend, Jim Burnham, on ibis. I assume lhal if llussia liink \sia and
Europe i ami throw in \fi h ;i. too I. by
lhal linn- if ihis thing gets going any
more we'd have- consolidated our own
position in lln- Western Hemisphere.
Now, I'm a Western Hemisphere fellow. I believe lhal in tin- foreseeable
future we, the llitl million Americans,
can I il" we plav our cards righl > iliem
inate intelligentl) ihis Western lb-mis.
phere which, he me, i- a self-contained
There just aren I enough Russians,
that is. the core <•! lln- Communisl conspiracy, I,' l,e- able lee come eeve-i and
dominate us. The) would lake- a hundred
years to digest what the) would bile off
if ihcv were lo lake whal ibis question
i (jivir.s i : I don'l think there is ■'
chance of permanenl survival on the pari
of an America in the face of a world
organized againsl us. We mighl haV<
-nine loin, eef hemispheric autarky, trying as bi-sl we could le, maintain a"
economy -lured mi iln-se- shores here
in lhe ne-w weerlel: bul il wouldn't work,
\iiel I believe- Mr. Burnham is coni'
pletely righl when In- savs thai thi*
would ultimately resull in lln- stibjug*'
tion eel the American people.
NO CHANCE OP SURVIVAL?
I he truth is thai we would be- eilhe'
conquered or obliterated. I can'l '""'
ceive our being able to stand againsl il"
So\ iel in lln- ieiieii.pl nl' "Fortress \raet"
ii;, when there could m-ver be- a i<"'
eevcr thai fortress. We mighl be- able- '"
repel attacks al iu walls, bul we- couldn '
ami can'l canopy this entire continent
Therefore, we would be- i,, danger a"'1
such a minority, expressed demogr*'
phically or population-wise, even »''''
South America, that we wouldn'l be-al1''
ie. stand against them.
They've far outnumbered ns. ami "'
must also remember that for man*-
ma,iv years he come South America '-"
e-eei,i', to be. le-l ns say, more of a Hal"1'
ily than an asset. Tin- authoritarianism
of the Latin \merican dictators won'1
readil) le-nel itself i,, deals wilh l'1''
Communists. There is a huge- Co.nn'l'j
nisi movement there which I'm al'""
would be loo strong for ns to stand.
iii vukiti I : I don'l agree wilh tha1
i Hodges) : I would i<ii,, th,- gi""'j
thai -;ii> lln- answer i~ -\,>. the- i "'}''[
States cannol 'go ii alone.'" I thi»*
we've' gotten iwe, angles on ii. Iel l'jr,
like- lo reinforce lhe logi-tie- las 1"'^
militaiv pnl ill side of Irving lo org3n'
ize ibis hemisphere.
You are dealing with magnifi'rlf
distances distances from ihis -t-1"
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