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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 2, February 1956
Alternate Title Facts Forum News, Vol. V, No. 2, February 1956
Series Title Facts Forum News
Creator
  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date February 1956
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
Place
  • Dallas, Texas
Genre
  • journals (periodicals)
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  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 5 1956; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
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Title File 053
Transcript nii'J e second cm he cof iat • in BaI"* derives from a fraudulent statement 01 recent history. All we get is a yJKtrating repetition of past mistakes. *1' have, at least, furnished an impressive illustration of the scriptural '"junction, "He that covereth his sins shall Th not prosper." rnes. The C«»« a, 1953, 679 t than the N< mfirmed, m this outsWf ial, th. ise of our , that the "I lly engag«f , that is ex»| rians sud). ic edito ieard, the «< . eontendsOj t forc-r sevelt and ors-isoj and war «f ishing ! ating doe< ilicized ^ /ritten to 1 t's prestige nder the ? se authors- ng examP1 „<T a violef! in- forei of such a ■ asmucli11,, sumes nal cxpel><% asualties *1 ,rs),fore>g| be a de* iched vvh«l interest to - rid f interveOJ m well erfj itorial Khiushel"1' lite hi dcdoet . "ere is nothing remarkable about 'he creation of a _ g _Jry during a war. History is the creation of a great mass of false !lisu>iy dux _ t Casualty of any war. The prag- I ahc necessities of uniting the popu- aee m the war effort, of withholding ■'formation from the enemy, not to i entlon. the temptation experienced y politicians and pundits to conceal le>r indiscretions and magnify their , putations - these all militate- against ™*toncal truth in any war, in any i- nmv.\' ^ne normal process in a free 'Public, after the unpleasantries are ''"eluded, is to set the record straight, •ill m,t''is endeavor, historians usu- ' y enlist with great zest. In our resent ease, it would appear that our "'Public has lost a measure of free- h°m> or else that a large number of z .""ans have lost their customary «*C I he purveyors of stale mythology ^li '"any, and the communication fowl! y control are great. Those few I'J^t'on the phony record are of i a e' at best> a difficult time the i?nd' according to the Times, c-ilff l orisn questioners should be l„, ] to account by the American jopie _ whatever the Times may »ean by that. ., 'he problem is not so much that of in 11™ of historians placed on the D„liJ^. Payroll to write history as the ' want it written. In a to ll othe', I is scholaf ^_ [ways dil Ameriea''J - irding ot j journalist have a il mvtliol'l, of [he if a if this v.'I" the bod) .', being I icy have ', >f i,,t. IH'f,, .ran l""> possible) s, Feb I torvanani co"ntry this is the only his- in y ~ take it and like it. The depress- thl aspect> as Dr. Barnes sees it, is tor V3f t horde of voluntary conspira- eorn ° 1 . ence - those who, without tioiw i "' Participate in perpetua- torvn Usly false verslons of his- in on rJlarnes stated the case neatly "N 1 earlier brochures: ni-,,1" R worse has happened to any ll,,",""1'"' Russian historian behind five Curtain in the last twenty- i'e-i]mea1' even though in the Soviet nia, i telIing the unvarnished truth the ' i a caP'tal crime. In some ways, can en.ary servitude' of the Ameri- is m 0urt historians and whitewashers the sol d.eplorabIe and corroding to is ]P an enforced subservience. It the h! Xeprehensible to want to tell than ^ • and yet be unable to tell it not 't |f to be free to be truthful and "°tw,sh to be." di(-,l!?Se who Plead wjth us not to at redge "me rI-UP PaSt mistalces have, ... Ii it S'i sP'ayed almost a psychopathic dull toward those who are py inquisitive in these matters Charles A and Beard wrote two iin- Dr. great unchallengeable volumes on the 'Acrs Fobum News, February, 1956 itoosevelt foreign policy: American Foreign Policy in the Making, 1932- 1940; and President Roosevelt and the Coming of the War, 1941. For his pains, he was subjected to the most incredible sort of smear by some of the very journals that had theretofore hailed him as the greatest American historian. The performance was one of the most obscene in the history of American journalism. The pitiful thing about the whole performance was not in any remote prospect that Dr. Beard's reputation for scholarly and objective work would be damaged. The tragedy lay in the dense blindness which prevented the smear artists from seeing what they were doing to themselves. Once enmeshed in the toils of deception, there would be few to display the moral and intellectual integrity to break away. The sorry spectacle today is not so much that of honest writers being given the smear or silent treatment. It is the spectacle of historical and journalistic degeneracy brought about by those who seem to feel such a compulsion to return to their folly and who are so allergic to any discussion of the dishonest methods used to bring about this "war for peace" or inconsiderate mention of the obvious fruits. If a few innocent bystanders, such as Admiral Kimmel and General Short, get hurt in the process, that would presumably come under the heading of "just too bad." So, Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace is a most welcome volume. While the account of the secret manipulations leading up to American intervention in World War II, together with even the most cursory examination of the fruits, is not a pretty picture, it is somehow far more refreshing than reading pitiable and futile attempts to bar the door to truth in these matters. This compendium represents the best overall survey of foreign policy for the general reader. The most extensive development can be found in Charles Callan Tansill's great work. Back Door to War. In fact. Professor Tansill has contributed two comprehensive chapters for this book. One deals with diplomatic history in Europe, beginning You can earn a beautiful WORLD GLOBE TV LAMP $12.25 retail value — A Yours for only $12 in subscriptions to FACTS FORUM NEWS To earn this useful, finely detailed, 8" World Globe, simply tell your friends and neighbors about Facts Forum News. Ask them to subscribe at today's low rates of only $5 for 3 full years or $2 for 12 months. Your Globe will be sent to you FREE AND POSTPAID immediately upon receipt of your subscriptions and payment totaling $12. Send subscriptions and money to: FACTS FORUM Start TODAY — This offer expires February 29, 1956 Department G Dallas, Texas Page 51
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