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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 1, January 1955
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
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  • Evans, Medford
Publisher Facts Forum
Date January 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
  • Facts Forum News
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Transcript is listen to one of the broadcasts that arc picked up from Russia, and you'll find plenty of evidence. Mr. Garrity: I can't find them on my radio. Prof. Hodges: I tune in all the time. What kind of constructive propaganda effort should America be making abroad? Mr. Garrity: Well, I say one thing we should be doing abroad — we should be pointing out the good things in America instead of the bad things. For example, we should point out that Senator McCarthy is not to be compared to Hitler and Mussolini and the other dictators. Ml of ihcni were Socialists. Mr. McCarthy, as I understand him, is a capitalist and a free enterpriser. Also, in the European countries, they have a chancellery or they have a head of government who can dissolve the parliament and become a dictator. In the I nilccl States, as long as we preserve our states, that's impossible. It's quite simple to point out that McCarthy can be repudiated in about four years by the people in Wisconsin. It's impossible for him to be a dictator in this country; and both Mr. Castle and myself would be in there fighting if we thought be was going to be a dictator. The rest of it is pure nonsense. You compare Britain's propaganda; does Britain point out how bad Bevan would be over here if he came into power? No; they say: Come to glorious Bri1 it's a wonderful country. Mr. CaSTIE: That's right. Mr, ritv. Mr. Garrity: They spend all ■ money over here all European col tries — trying to get us to go over th8 and spend money. Mr. Burt: l.d's have a summsl at this point. Prof. Hodges: I think thai in I first place, we- have made an effect1 reduction we've cut hack personal third since ihe operation has beeflj reeled by Ted Streibert. Thai's the I thing. I'm not going to sell thai n* short, even in spile of brickbats. \1r. Castle: I think he's the w we've ever had. and I'm a Repubtifl Is There Hysteria on ihe College Campus? From the press come reports that free speech and inquiry are being suppressed on America's college campuses — that students are afraid to speak openly and that faculty members are fearful of teaching nonconformist viewpoints. To determine to what extent fear has pervaded the nation's halls of learning, three university students, all members of the Intercollegiate Society of Individualists, voiced their views on Facts Forum's STATE OF THE NATION program with Hardy Burt as moderator. The program guests were: (iridley L. Wright of Yale University, Ralph Uaico of City College of New York, and Ocorge Keisman of Columbia University. Moderator Burt: The New York Times Magazine published an article. "To Insure the End of Our Hysteria," by Paul G. Hoffman, former head of the Ford Foundation. Frankly, what Mr. Hoffman had to report about hysteria on the college campuses, about how students and faculty members are afraid to speak their minds in this free America of ours. -hoiked, dismayed, and astonished me. Here is the way the article opens: ''The complex of fear that has spread over \miric a during the past eight years, and particularly the past four, bringing to ihi- great nation a period of near panic of a kind it never knew Icefeere. has begun In abate in the past six months. Academic people are coming out of their foxholes. Young people are beginning to assert themselves again as young people should. Hut we are far. indeed, from the happy end of this hysteria.*' Do you find that we are emding this period of hysteria tee which Mr. Hoffman refers? Mr. \\ uii.hi : In m\ three year- at Yale I have noticed no characteristics which might be called hysteria there whatsoever. I noted in this article mat Mr. Hoffman stated the point at which the hysteria was at its highest was in the closing months of 1953 and the beginning of 1954. Now. in February of 1954, a society was founded at Yale known a- the John Dewey Society. It is affiliated Page 28 with the League of Industrial Democracy and featured Norman Thomas as its keynote speaker. I would say that this society refuted rather thoroughly Mr. Hoffman's views, at least at Yale. Mr. Reisman: I think it's fantastic. There's been no faculty member that I know of or have heard of who has been afraid to come out of any so-called "foxhole." On ihe contrary, it's the very people who are talking most about hysteria who are the most hysterical. And it is those who say they arc afraid to sign petitions who are nicest vocal about saving so and most vocal about attacking so- called conditions of hysteria. If there were really a hysteria, no one would be attacking it. Mr. RaICO: I'm glad thai Mr. Hoffman found the time to come out of his "foxhole" with enough courage. To labor a word, I think this is one of the most "hysterical" articles 1 have ever heard about. It's true that there is hysteria in the colleges, but the trouble is the hysteria isn't ending; hysteria is growing. Hysteria is now just about at its peak because of the McCarthy censure resolution. The most hysterical people, of course, are the ones who always talk about hysteria. I can see ii" hesitation on the part of an) faculty member to come out and attack McCarthy. And the thing is. if there were any faculty members who were for McCarthy, thai there she11 be, I haven't heard of any, becaul man would have to be pretty courag^ to take his reputation into his <j hands and suffer the ridicule of his I leagues and come out in favor of S4 tor McCarthy. And it goes without * ing that no student would dare to defj McCarthy in any classroom in the v College of New York. Moderator Burt: Let's go on *j the article and get into some exaftB of the hysteria thai Mr. Hoffman p<4 out as existing cm our college' camp"* Mr. Hoffman says: "As I look back at the pasl eighj months, I recall especially two episj I had jusl finished a speech on he*M at a large southwestern university *J a young studenl came up te> me and as* 'l>o yOll illillk there ought Ice he am ■ of ' ■einininisin in a school such as t''1 lb- was mil simply putting me to a l" lest after my talk about the need fori sonal courage in the safeguarding "''' American liberties: he was in earT)4 "'Yes.' I said. 'I think we ouM teach what communism is so that new and most important generativfl Americans can know exactly why { such a menace to our way of lib'- "'I think so, too.' he said, h"' dangerous to say thai around here fl And he went on to tell mr thai, as * suit of intense pressure from ■'''' FACTS FORUM NEWS, January, I aim all dro sior par the pre: \ this I is i a be -lathe ing gai am lea kill Ih.i lib bri do the tat an soc foi Ihe inl str of of mc dc ill I. Ii
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