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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 Gridley Wright allowing the organization to organize if it wanted to. But what I'm trying to point out is that you get one right-wing organization attempting to organize and immediately there is a tremendous storm of protest thrown around it by the same people who are constantly screaming about their freedoms being taken away. Mr. Raico: In connection with SFA again, about a year ago SFA tried to organize a chapter at Fordham University, for instance; and the NSA, the National Students Association, was able to con- vince the Fordham Student Council to ban SFA on the campus, and the organization never got official recognition. This is the same organization, NSA, incidentally, that favors allowing left-wing and pro-Communist groups on campuses—of course, that's academic freedom! Mr. Reisman: And you say they got rather hysterical about the founding of Students for America? \lu. Raico: Oh, yes, and they said things which were absolutely untrue. Moderator Burt: Is there any further comment about the freedom to join liberal organizations on campuses? Mr. Reisman: If so-called liberals are- afraid to join organizations and show their opinions, il seems very strange, in- .l.-.-.l. that just the other day the Spectator, the Columbia campus newspaper, reported that 1.100 people had signed anti-McCarthy petitions, petitions recommending the censure of Senator McCarthy. Now, I've talked to a lot of students, and it seems to me that those -Indents who are afraid to sign petitions are mostly the students who would be pro- McCarthy. I find evidence of this in the Bricker Amendment petitions as well. Moderator Burt: I quote again from Mr. Hoffman's article: "The Chief Counsel for the California Senate Committee on Un-American Activities testified in Washington that during and after the highly publicized witch hunts in that state in which one hundred university faculty members were removed from their jobs, secret agents were working full lime on the major college campuses to ferret out evidence of possible subversion. Here, perhaps, is the low Page 30 point in legislative degeneration during the period of panic. The legalized institution of the secret police system has always been so abhorrent to America." Are there any secret police on your campuses? Mr. Raico: There are no secret police, although perhaps there should be, since this is a city college and there are a couple of Communists. I don't think the government should investigate private colleges; this would be a genuine interference with civil rights. But a city college certainly should be investigated for Communist infiltration ; and a couple of them. especially in New York, really ought to be. Mr. Wright: I would say there is no investigating at Yale. Of course, I don't George Reisman believe there is an) need lor ii. I 'Ion i think there is a (lommunist on the tacult). Moderator Burt: At Yale. Have you ever heard of examples ief our major college campuses being Idled with secrel agents winking full lime in lick the Communists? \Iu. \\ iik.hi : \c,i until I read this article, no. Moderator Burt: George Reisman of Columbia, how man] secrel agents do you have working on the campus there, to your knowledge? Mr. ReISM \n : None, except in the fantasies of someone like Paul Hoffman. \\ hat I wanted to bring out here i~ an interesting point thai Ralph made in lalk- ing ahiuii i'i\ il rights. W ouldn I il also be an interference in civil rights if these professors succeeded in putting enough pressure on the trustees of various private universities I" prevent them from running their colleges a- they -aw til? That would mean if a private college wanted Ice gel rid of its (juillllllllist professors, il would be an interference with their civil rights to prevent them from doing so. Moderator Burt: The answer to this then, as I see it. is that you gentlemen are saying in contradiction to Mr. Hoff man that there are no secrel ag^ jl/| swarming over the college campuses ferret out evidence of possible subvers* Mr. Hoffman more or less sums up' l(j examples by saying, "Literally thousat of other such examples exist, example overt action; but there are no written!1 1^ ords of the millions of decisions sile*nj a made in men's minds to refrain J** fnl li speaking out against an injustice, >1(.OUI] entering inlo the discussion of some<*J y troversial subject, from taking sometyanr] step in a classroom, laboratory, ofiicAcaus il-e-w here, that might advance our soCitcj.}^ but at the same time expose them toj ,-ont accusation of being nonconformists- -rl Mr. Raico: Look, I would like tojum', an end to this once and for all. Th" gra, the most fantastic thing I ever heard- j,u;s a lecture on ancient history, a proMtor at City College, lecturer on ancient J J0hi tory, called McCarthy "a loud-mou'Roo "a loud-mouthed liar." In a lecture) Dan sociology, Senator McCarthy is held, and to be the direct opposite of the scienllhe method by a sociology instruct"'' pointed out that a German instr" p0 called Bella Dodd "a paid inform',t0 : This goes on all the time. I wonder * the academic freedom of the student never invoked, why their freedom n"J L have to be captive audience to this'boo of thing is never appealed to. UIM Mr. Reisman: It's also very cufl'nfl that Mr. Hoffman keeps talking a"'he; many incidences of hysteria, bu'' *,a" hasn't told us where in particular j one of these incidents took place, lf'insi Hoffman wants to be objective and J 1'lai est, why doesn't he come out and te" pos these things? In the magazine secjany there is a picture of someone in the *fi„ hs> a ut K \ shadows of fear, yet here he shown us where people are afraid is an hysterica] article if there ever'the one. j bo< Mr. Wright: I would not sayltr.1( any of the professors al Yale wer'j "^ timidated or afraid to take a stand g controversial issues. Miidkkator Burt: How about on J conformist issues? Thai was llic |»^r ,. 1 i r ■ ■■ eh lar phrase, noneoiiiormisL Mr. Wright: There is no confu^ at Yale unless it's on the liberal side-1 lls, As explained by the three STATE 0f\ z;, NATlO\ guests, the Intercollegiate ^ ,. ^ of Individualists, with an approximate . " brrship of 4,000, is, as the name sugt*j lnf MX iety of individualists. Little «r no <>T&\~i rf'- action is taken by this group which "\t jn( consists of study groups that "get togeth^ discuss the ideas of liberty." us M — expresses it. "The Society of lndividua&?f\ a very definite political philosophy: lt i ... political philosophy of all the great lib&M '" history. It's the philosophy lhat Jf'jl O stated: 'That government is best ■■■ ems least' the greatest possible aniv" liberty for individuals. And it thinks (<J , is the best way to guarantee prospefim sides." Any members of colleges or »" ties who want further information r"a\ J — the Society in care of Irvington-on-"^ New York. ,, FACTS FORUM NEWS, January*
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