Soviets have removed barriers in Austria including the mountain pass between Russian
and British sectors at Semmering (above).
the world is nearer to a lasting peace
today than it has been for many years."
The clamor of right-wing extremists,
crackpots, and inveterate witchbunters
make a calm appraisal of Kremlin
maneuvers rather difficult.
In the Senate of the United States
there is a little, hard core of McCarthy-
ites and extreme isolationists who have
been knifing at the whole structure of
American foreign policy for years.
They are now in a desperate and
embittered mood because they recognize their own inability to check the
currents of history.
As the world moves—painfully but
surely, behind the leadership of dedicated and tireless men of vision—toward a tranquil period of peaceful
coexistence, the demagogues, who have
been shamelessly feeding on the natural
fears and anxieties of the American
people, are finding themselves cut off
from all respectable support.
Consequently, their cries will become
shriller and their invectives nastier. But
we need not worry. The Eisenhower
administration has shown itself quite
capable of scorning the catcalls of the
isolationists and super-patriots.
Thanks primarily to the fearless, determined consistency of American leader-hip during the past nine dangerous
years, there is today throughout the
world a quickening hope that this era
of tension and dreadful danger will be
transformed into an age of peace and
That was one side of the question.
Now let's look at the opposite side—
the arguments of some who DO NOT
think that there is any possibility of
negotiating outstanding major differences between the I'nited States
and the Soviet Union and thereby
achieving peaceful coexistence.
The Communist program of world-wide
revolution aims to destroy all existing
forms of government so that all of the
people on earth can ultimately be absorbed into a great, one-world, Social-
isl society which will be known as the
Inion of Soviet Socialist Bepublics.
Since the Bolshevik Revolution I
1917, there has never been any modi
cation of this program."
Communist tactics, of course, al
to meet the requirements of time. I'M
and circumstance. In every nation tlj
Communists find a suitable cloak fl
their activities, and they readily chanl
that cloak when conditions alter. I
places like North Africa, the Coafl
nists operate under the cover of natiol
alism, whipping up hatred agaiw
European colonialism. In the Uni^
States, they operate under the cloak
internationalism, helping to create d
tempt and derision for any display
patriotic feeling or national sentim*
In places like South Africa — as
America — they are race equalitarial
always agitating the delicate probl'
of mixing of races.
The Communists, of course, do *l
want to cure any of the sores which u"
find in our society. In fact, they kw
probing them to make them worse-H
keep tbem throbbing and suppuratil*.
so that the Communists will always h»j
a means of deceiving the innocent A
winning respectability for themseW
During all the years when we h*|
been treating the Soviet tyranny Ifl
legitimate government—even during J*
period when our government was US1!
all the propaganda means at lis dispfl
to create in America a worshipful ®*
tude toward the Soviets as our gall*
allies; when we were squandering "
wealth of the nation and the lives ,
our soldiers to save the Soviet Un*j
from destruction—Stalin in his bo^l
and public utterances was remind^
the Communists of Bussia thai I
Soviet Union should stand up "agafl
the remaining capitalist world, attril
ing to itself the oppressed classes j
other countries, raising revolt in tl,(T
countries againsl the capitalists, awl-
the event of necessity, coming out e*J
with armed force against the exploit
classes and their governments."
The classical statement by Lenin, ''
hundreds of times by Stalin and "'
Communist leaders, says "The oxi-1"'1!
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of the Soviet Republic side by side' I
imperialist states for a long lime is *j
thinkable. One or the other must I
umph in the end. \nd before that '
Three scenes of the 1953 East Berlin revolt against Red rule.
FACTS FORUM NEWS, January,'