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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 3, March 1955
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
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  • Evans, Medford
Publisher Facts Forum
Date March 1955
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
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  • 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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  • University of Houston Libraries
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Title File 056
Transcript Could the United States fGo It Alone'? (Continued from Page II) period since the war. nuclear weapons have been the primary deterrent lhal has prevented the Soviet 1 nion from completing the conquest of Eurasia. I think thai il wo maintain our technological superiority and follow a really intelligent military policy, we will be able to continue to hold them back in thai way. I nder the cover of this nuclear armament, it seems to me thai we have the opportunity of maintaining a far more dynamic political policy aimed al the breakup of the Soviel empire than we have so far been doing. Q. What are the chances of the United States hei.iff forced into a position where we would have to "iro it alone"? (Garkity) : Well, we've been "going it alone." tee ei degree. The Korean example of dropping those 129 thousand casualties over then- i- e\h;it 1 call an example of "going il alone, wilh lip sen ice from other |>e'e.|e]e. \e,w tic thing I dread i- the breakup eif the American spirit from within. In other words, if this country can be lorn apart and made weak and softened up for the liussiiins from w ithin thai - the thing we must slop eil all events. I think thai we w ill onl) be forced to "go it alone" when il is loo late. I ibink if we follow what Jim Burnham has said by using intelligent diplomacy, particularly toward our Latin American friend.- whom we- have done nothing bul in-iilt for the pasl twenty-five years (ever since' Herberl Hoover made ee good-will tour down there), we have practically made enemies ol all the decent people down there as we ve encouraged their left-wing group and dis- -ieli-iii groups down there. All we have tee do is I., he' intelligent aboul making friends. Regarding the' possibility eel the 1 nited Stale'- being forced into a "no it alone" position, I think the chances are very good, if tin- |in-se-nt tendencies continue. I think they're very poor il we change our presenl tendencies ami become intelligent in our world diplomacy . Q. What are the chances of lhe Soviets takinjr over jrreat areas of the resl of the world either through infiltration inactive outright aggression? i COMBS i : I think we arc in some danger now of bringing this catastrophe down mi our own heads. I think that we are' incurring it through a reduction of eeiir military establishment, through the curtailment eef our defense setup. I think we arc in danger of it through the- growing tendency toward isolation- Page .".I ism ii) our country. I think we arc in danger of it us a result of tin- unwillingness ol many Americans to recognize Ihe nature' of the economic problem abroad and to make adequate provision to rehabilitate and sustain certain shattered European ami world economies. I think we arc in danger of it because we- don I understand the dimensions of tin- threat nor do we understand the calamitous nature of the accomplished event. The Eurasian land mass, to which Africa is ;in appendage, would inevitably hold the preponderating strength in any world situation. Therefore, our policy i ami I go along wilh Mr. Rurn- li.iin in this) musl he- a more dynamic one than it has been, hut as a |ieestnleili' of that I would certainly assume the ere-atieen of a larger rather than a reduced military establishment, U.S. HAS SOME FRIENDS i 111 umi v\i i : I wonder if it would make sense for me to pul it in tin- way lhal the- lee--l wa\ lei aveeiel having lo ";_... it alienc in practical, technical, ami military terms is In go a g I 'leal more alone in terms eef policy. As ;i matter of lint, tin- I nited States has some real friends in tin- world friends who are ready to stand by no matter what happens. We saw lhal in Korea. It was the Turkish brigade, for instance, thai I understand fought the lust .el all except, perhaps, the American soldiers. Seme say they foughl better them some eef ours. Greece i- with us; Spain is wilh us. I know from my own experience in Europe thai the common people' of Europe, lhe ordinary citizens, nol lln- intellectuals in the cities euul sieim- ol the political groups thai have been corrupted by cynical ami materialist philosophies, I.ui the ordinary Europeans they al-o are with us, CHINESE ARE WITH US llii' I Ihinese in their hulk an- w ilh us, W here we net into trouble i- thai instead nl having a policy that boldly proclaims our own principles ami our ow n destiny, we- tend to siil.eei-.lin.iii- it i.> the- worn-oul European politicians in some of the olilcr European countries ihi' countries precisely the weakesl see far as we- are concerned. Q. Is it significant that you did not mention France and Italy in mentioning the' countries that are with ns? Ih umi wi i : They were very deliberately omitted, very deliberately indeed. leeetl) Kl'aiU'i' illlll IlilW hil\e ll.il -s (n\U Have >oi. seen page !•>? munisl movements internally. In m\ opinion, it is ei law eel contemporary history thai no country having a mass Communisl movement inn possibly remain firm against the Soviel Union. Assuming the Communisl movements of France and Italy continue mi the scale- that they arc now operating, any idea that France' anil Italy would fighl ihe Red army is an illusion. Ami if the Pentagon is counting on thai, it's going to have a terrible awakening. Q. You mentioned thai we cannol count on ihe support of France and Italy. If wc lost Prance and Italy, would we not quickly lose the support of Ihe resl of the mil ions? i Hodces i : That's jusl where I want to come in. I think we cannol afford to take a defeatist attitude aboul any country in ihe Western orbit at this lime ami I believe thai no haitle- is lost until the Communisl flop has taken place. OUR FATAL BLUNDER Alsee. I would go along with your precautious attitude toward overreliance upon cither France or Italy, hut I don'l think thai m.ii have any defense of lhe West unless we- .ill. so sell elemoiT.1'A mice- again in these people that they will . mm back iiilo the picture. That's where I think our filial blunder is—we can t w rite them off. Burnham; we've got to work with them. (Garriti i : We've been selling democracy lor five Men- over there t» lhe tiuii- of half a billion tlolleirs. ami we've < "mi' in.in th.- in,,st loved nation in the world when we're iii then- with a conquering army i not as democrats) to the' mosl hated nation in the- world will, eill ol thi- democracy nonsense lhal we ve been handing oul. (Combs); Whal do you mean by "democracy nonsense"? 11. \ n i : that: (Combs) : I thought -,,: I thought so that's implicit in your whole approach to these matters. (Garriti l : We an- telling (Combs): Democracy is nonsense. il.Miiiin I : Il is as we dish it mil to other people. | Combs i ; \nd apparently as we practice it at home. iliwtmn i : No, no. as we dish il out. i Hodces i ; I believe in the firsl pD"' thai Men don'l "dish" these things out I think thai Mm work together, and ' believe lhal tin- very process of working together through democratic organic*' lion in tin- Wesl \ VI'O. lor instance could .ii'i much further in thi- direction, quite apart from the military activity. I think thai we- have to do then*" things, otherwise you're simply ~lir rendering Italy ami you're surrendering FACTS FORUM NEWS, March, /•"•'•' Jusl tiuii: specificall ... iri d'«eren t in ■ »'i ■ "> the in. >i, 'oar ' 'II', 'the, '**■
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