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Facts Forum. Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 3, March 1956 - File 046. 1956-03. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 12, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/979/show/955.

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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 3, March 1956
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date March 1956
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. 5 1956; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
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Transcript home? Do you know that everybody there is fed up with the Soviet over- lordship, has enough of Soviet exploitation?" Again and again, Peroutka has discussed premature — and therefore suicidal — uprisings in an inflammatory fashion. For the sake of preserving precious friends for a more opportune time, we might well have followed the advice of the late Senator Robert A. Taft, who vigorously opposed such heedlessness. PROPAGATION OF DECADENT LITERATURE AND MUSIC For the time being, Radio Free Europe might well content itself with building up the morale of those who long for liberation from the Communist tyrants. There are numerous straightforward books which take a courageous stand against any and all undue control by government. These, though, are not the books from which RFE's commentators have chosen to quote. No, the cultural fare which they have selected is largely confined to decadence in literature, and jazz in the realm of music. The program "Play of the Week" is full of mental confusion and decay. The books which are reviewed and quoted, and which are supposed to represent the world of the free, abound in decadent characters, in suicide and perversion. As to literature which is supposed to represent eastern Europe, the emphasis is strongly placed on works of defected collecti- vists. picturing the horror and the hopelessness among the satellite nations. The editor of "Book of the Week," on August 3, 1952, at 9:45 a.m., expounded: "We enable you to become 1953 REBELLION OF GERMANS IN THE SOVIET ZONE — Demonstrators in East Berlin dipped carry a huge sign demanding "Free Elections" during their four-hour revolt against Red rule or June 17, 1953. Soviet troops, supported by tanks and armored cars, broke the revolt. Two lines e>' Soviet T34 tanks (tower) clear streets of demonstrators in the vicinity of the East German government headquarters following Soviet declaration of martial law. if?iiin',r mini WIliN WORLD PHOTO Elia Kaian, Hollywood film director acquainted with the literature which is current in the free world. Take- a book by Mannus Ferber, who once was a Communist . . . the story in itself is colorless — a tear in the ocean . . . there are no ready answers any- vv here . . ." On April 26, 1953, at 9:45 a.m., "Book of the Week" — to present another typical example — discussed The Polish Mill, by Jean Giodo: "A mysterious curse rests on the family," the commentator explained. "In vain, Kosta opposes the weight of destiny ... his son-in-law becomes mentally insane . . . his daughter goes crazy . . . the young woman is slowly dying . . . the power of fate is the core of the book ... all revolt against it is futile . . ." "Weekly Survey of Culture," of January 4, 1953, at 11:15 a.m., told of a Page 44 work of literature that is "full of ce»" plexes and inner conflicts ..." "Film Program," of April 9, 1955,» 2:20 p.m., reviewed a film directed -J Elia Kazan: ". . . he went to see • mother in the brothel. . . he bom'"! money from her, even though he spised her, and then he made a fi( business deal ... a drama lull instincts, passions, and convulsionS>J undertones ... a master work Kazan . . ." This story about a moral and sbjfl father whose wife lives in a brOa was offered by RFE during the E*j holidays. « RFE seems to be chockful of $r personalities, of people with l'' plexes, of those who are in need psychiatrists, of people whom j might pity if there were not SO '' j time left and if they were not entr" Facts Forum News, March, 1 i Th,. tr( ;"■>«,. „r Moods , ""'I vexal *fldv Sa l"cl, „„• >l to P°*n na S-ttpean Europe ;;;i" it al tl,'"'"IH' "'"^ Hi Srdav / millioi S"i h, .""'"..lisi E?*«ona ft >■■ v c ii* ^"issi 'Mm,,,
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