mQnvrrV^s burnham, philosopher and author of
"luti '"' including "The Managerial Rev-
The°w ."The Struggle for the World," and
»eb of Subversion."
interruption of supply lire
is quite true that we
.'■"l now on the outside world for
I ' "rdinarv things as iron ore. let
ii,,. ."' strategic metals with which
,, '"'"i-make- veenr ores nowadays for
ifu- an3 '''''-' thai we ''"" control
How' ""' Soviel threal ' l"1" speaking
I,, ''''"'I a military standpoint I lhal
I,,.,, '"' control I.alii, America i~ simpl)
-" lo""!1''"'"^ V"'1 iI"' '"""' answer is to
Shin reference h'enk. Jane's Fighting
tiavai' '"' '" see ''"' increase in Soviel
II,,.'. tonnage anel. mon- specifically,
Hi,, ""l'-np in long-range submarines.
Pen, Wer to which I don't think the
, """'I has a. yet.
I j.*,s0 Wanl to e-mphasize- lhe fact, and
uevj^r. tnal is when- I disagree will,
°Ur h. ''!r''i'v even more, thai we've had
, "'""Is full.
'''iiii,,'" !" u In, h there is an analysis of
Sieite Department pub-
in Guatemala, lien- we'i
'"ical record of w hal can happen
httle place, very deliberate!)
""He,| „,'" I'.' '"
»po| j wnere ,i was a mosl sensitive
[li„ p" '"'■latiein I,, North America and to
a,,,,","'1""' Canal. \n,l I think ii was
,1... ' test. .,...1 i- ii ,e . ...
, and I'm ve-,v glad thai up le.
e '* able I., control it. And I
'''iran;"" "' -"">' '" ,rl I'''- bj i"
0 0n lhat's ih,- real menace.
'"' to l ,"" saying it would he impos-
(U ""l(l South America?
sta« "i'ls' : ' said specificall) when
| nil|1(l'''^"|'i thai we- could not, as the
go il alone" and. par-
joiiej il alone dels been
'"'kiin, i as '"'''I'li'iii- Latin \merican
~a\ id,ni,|, we can'l "go ii
alone because we won'l have- Lalin
Q. 1-5111 if Seiiill, America were consolidated, could lhe United Stales "go il
alone" in your opinion?
(Hodges): Providing ii has ihe military power to command tin- approaches
lee North America and to move the bulk
cargoes upon which our military destiny
(Garrity ) : I don'l agree with Professor Hodges al all. I really gel annoyed al lhe whole group of eastern
seaboard Europe-firsters. lln- kind of
person who says, "If Europe goes down,
we- mUSl gee down." 'l lon'l Ileal'
Englishmen saving thai "il Europe goes
down. England's going down."' but
there's a whole- group of j><-<>|,1,- along
ihis eastern seaboard lhal has ;, vested
interest in American doom if Europe
U.S. CAN BE INDEPENDENT
lis ridiculous nonsense. A lot of it
has been inspired by Communists. Harry
Dexter While- inspired tin- idea i if you
want to lenek up Malone's data on this,
vem can find it ) thai we wen- dependent
upon Europe for strategic supplies. \\,.
an- not: the fads are otherwise. Anil
lhal particularly goes for iron there's
a marvelous new strike in Canada which
is going le, take care of Our needs in the
iron mi- departmenl for quite some
I lit n\ii wi i : I think lhal Devin Gai
lilv here has jumped two or three- steps
in advance of his own argument. Now
lhe conclusion from tin- view thai if the
Soviet I nion consolidates Europe and
\siei ihis country cannol long hold oul
is not a Europe-first, I nited Nations
globalisl poliev such ;ls is upln-ld lev
some ol lln- eastern seaboard's internationalists lhal vein an- referring lo and
lhal vim are attacking. Ami. in attacking
them, I certainly would agree with you.
I've- written three I ks ami about
'am articles in which I draw a quite
different conclusion from this, ami ii
sea-Ills tee me- lhal lllis is the- eenlv One
thai follows from lln- lads namely,
ihe,I we have- le, pn-vi'iii the- consolidation of Eurasia b) tin- Sov i'-i I nion
bj me., in- .ewav From a merel) defensive containment policy, a merely nega-
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live policy eel waiting lo sec whal Mos-
eeiw eleees. into em aggressive poliev
which will aim, if peissiblo by pedilie-al
means and psychological means, to
break up Ihe Soviet empire from within.
Q. Would you send American soldiers
over there to enforce this? Would you
involve American youth over there in a
third world war to stop it?
i Hi iiMi v vi i : In my opinion, the
strictly military strategy thai goes with
such ;i political policy of what I call
"liberation of lhe Eurasian continent
from the Communisl tyranny," the
strictly military strategy lhal goes wilh
lhal is based primarily upon strategic
(GARFtm i : Right.
(COMBS) : Il seems to me- lhal we have
overlooked one aspect 'if this which is
eef tremendous importance. A on mighl be
abb- materialisticall) In hold this hemisphere fee,- a lime, bni there would be
an impoverishment of the American
spirit ami a degeneration eef lhe American charade',-, which I am afraid weenhl
be f;,t;il in the lasl analysis. Moreover,
we'll Ikivi- lo be an armed camp. We'd
have lo be a nation
(Garrity): We're an armed camp
li, IV .
(Combs): standing in arms and absorbing ;t la\ burden among these- 160
million people, which lln- Communists
eeelllel (list ril elite' over billiten- of pe-oples.
Q. Why would there he an impoverishment of .American spirit it Ihe I'nited
States were isolated by Russia?
(Combs i : I think that in the firsl
place if we're cut away from world
currents of thought and. let ns say, the
affinity of mankind generally, we'll find
ourselves ingrowing. Secondly. I think
thai we'd feel a sense of despair and
resentment and would have lei go into
totalitarianism ourselves in order lo
meet lhe- countering totalitarianism of
ih,. neiiieen abroad, and lhal would inevitably perverl ami corrupt the Ameri-
e(i vnnm i : I his country grew up
wilh people who gol away from lhal
lee-linn ol despair which has been
Europe's heritage for thousands of years
who came over here. 11 anything, it
would cause a revival of the American
spirit lo be- e ;isl back upon our ow 11.
"FLYING SAUCERS MAY TAKE US!"
etaevinsi: Generation after genera-
year after year, decade after
decade, struggling under anus
(<; wmi n i : Well, we- can'l talk aboul
that; noboilv can i.ilk aboul lhal. Flying saucers may take us by that time-!
t\. The technological factor ol' the
H-bomb hasn't been mentioned. Would
the H-homh he such a deterrent to the
Soviet empire thai lhe outside forces
could he withstood if they did take
Europe and Asia?
I III IIMI \\l I : It seems l.e me lhal the-
bid is thai up tee the- present, for the
(Continued „„ I'm:, > /.