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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 3, March 1955
Series Title Facts Forum News
Creator
  • Facts Forum
Contributor
  • Evans, Medford
Publisher Facts Forum
Date March 1955
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
Place
  • Dallas, Texas
Genre
  • journals (periodicals)
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  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 4 1955; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
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Transcript Answers for Americans: PROFESSOR HODGES 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 weaker. 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 Moscow. 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 unit. 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 assumes. 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 al all. 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" I'm n i ind '"'"el, Such eel, ordini v„°ne ""' - '' Wlor-m * or for, , ' ""nk a, f'nsi „„. , :::.!: , ''"Ico,,,,. Wen •'"lis l|„. ■ '"'ma Hi, '"'"I""!' h''"^<<- i "•ason I... I, Page in FACTS FORUM NEWS, March, '•"■"' vh:'-es in li,> here ',,; ui „;""»'is,,, ll, ''"lie eel >-l; ' "'"• i|„.p""H.li„ -„ ;'"aina ( '-.I- an, V ''''" -' 'ill. ,.*""•..■ >°« ih. ■"ii-, i V"" >CivSt?tes' ;-.,, since «P as -■ i sai ^Ts
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