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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
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  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
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  • Dallas, Texas
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Identifier AP2.F146 v. 5 1956; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
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Transcript /r£f3© Book Reviews \E£JMJ8 cheerfully confesses that he never graduated from high school. The sea was his only alma mater. Had he gone through college he, too, might very well have turned out a standardized collectivist in his thinking. The sea is a hard and realistic taskmaster. Sailors, like farmers and others close to nature and life in the raw, have little time or interest for metaphysical meandering or "developing a world social consciousness" as the globaloney boys would phrase it. The ideologue, when he turns his back on the guideposts and benchmarks of cold, hard reality, soon finds himself wandering in that delightfully balmy and hazy realm of visionary theorizing. Karl Marx might very well have become a useful citizen and a responsible family man if he had been compelled to work with his hands. Instead, his twisted and malign brain led him to wander off into areas which benefited neither him, his family, nor the human race. The college campus is the native habitat of the ideologue and if you desire to study this particular form of life here is where you must go. Prof. Root takes us on a well-guided tour through the sacred groves of Minerva. I lis book confines itself largely to the open and secret devotees of St. Mam posing as campus "liberals" and progressives." At this point it might be well to observe that while all liberals and progressives are not necessarily Communists, all Communists, at least in free countries, always pose as "progressives" or "liberals." The clinical cases of such few secret Communists or Marxists who successfully posed as conservatives or libertarians is so mathematically small as only to prove the rale. We have, then, the tremendous problem of the genuinely liberal movement centered largely in our colleges which thus far has been unable to protect itself from Marxist-collectiv ist infiltration. Nor have these true liberals and libertarians had the moral courage and intelligence to expose and throw out the Communist Fifth Column as the American labor movement began doing thirty years ago. Just why poor and often uneducated coal miners, New York clothing workers, seamen, and other trades unionists could see through the Communist fraud and chicanerv thirty years ago and rid their unions of Stalinists while the intellectuals fervently clasped them to their bosoms is one for the intelli- Page 52 gentsia to answer. Viereck misses this point entirely in his otherwise searching, The Shame and Glory of the Intellectuals. This, then, is the great crucial problem of our age — why do intellectuals and pseudo-intellectuals fall so easily into the arms of Marxists and colleeti- vists while farmers, laboring people. and other non-intellectuals sternly reject collectivist hashish in any form? Is it true, as some wit once observe d, that "Marxism is the opiate ol the petty bourgeois intellectual." Boot's Collectivism on the Campus is a very substantial contribution to this subject. Dr. Root opens his bill of indictment with the following: "The colleges of America are the battlefield for the most crucial war in the modern world — a war never cold, always hot, a war that for centuries will determine the shape "I things to come. It is man's timeless spiritual war to affirm the freedom of the individual, the dignity of the person, against the flattening pres- tures of the group." He then goes on to point out that Communists know that education is the master key to the inner door of our culture and civilization. The Communists, one might also add, know the history of their own party and why it The manners and spirit of a prop e pre serve a republic in rigor Degeneracy in these is a cancer which soon eats to the heart of its law and const it u- turn. — Thomas J EFFERSON lias steadily succeeded on its inarch to power not only in Russia but all over the world with very lew serious reverses. They know that Lenin and Trotsky's famous seizure of power was brought about not by mass conversions nor through control of anv sizeable portion of the Russian population but through the long and covert infiltration and domination of the intelligentsia. The Bolshevik ri-c to (lower, as anv student of the subject knows, was based almost entirely on the petty bourgeois elements in education, the professions, and small shop-keepers. The actual seizure of power on Nov. 7. 1917, was, of course, made possible by the propaganda seduction of a few key military units in Petrograd of an already disintegrating army —plus a few thousand recently Bolshevized workers in the same strategic city. Soviet myth-writers have been hard pressed ever since to devise and lake "proletarian backgrounds" for their Bolshevik heroes of petty bourgeois origin who managed to survive Stalin's numerous and bloody purges. Collectivism on the Campus appi* priately begins its survey with Hi vard, the alma mater of a fairly Ion list of self-admitted or identified Sj Wet spies, Communists, Fifth Amen" ment dodgers, and Communist frorf ers starting with John Reed and mp* assuredly not ending with Alger Hi* The learned Dr. Nathan M. Puse! proxy of Harvard, claimed a few yea1 ago that there was not a single Col" inunist teaching at Harvard. Just satisfy myself that this great schot was seriously in error I compiled in few days a list of over fifty past aj1 e'ght Iro a total of Pared to Mates. M °f the cos 'Ountries present Harvard faculty members"' FOR one or more officially cited con tions with various Communist pn1] fronts. As I recall, I had gotten onl)'1 the letter "R" or "S" and had not * nished the list of some 1,500 fa« members as listed in the yearbook' that particular year. More presS>* matters forced dropping the sutfl So much for Dr. Posey's pious pr°c mation of Harvard chastity. As Dr. Root drags his deep sea * through the educational ponds comes up with some intriguing ;" fascinating fauna. And his net bjl very fine mesh. He misses few ot . really big red sharks and pink *»■ whales but also dredges up Wi'1 shoals of strange wrigglers and ' pleasant-looking crawlers. White ,. secting an admittedly nasty si11,;,"' Hoot manages to maintain S" ILC CO! Is), jiwwi iiuuiam i iif 11 ut 111 m 111 - tific objectivity and scholastic baM of judgment. His vignettes of s, worthies as Robert Maynard I'1 . ins, Kirtlev F. Mather. Corliss LaBl Harlow Shapley, and many Otherfl priceless. _ , Collectivism on the Campus j*J merely a one-sided expose of Com" nist and Fabian collectivist inll"', in our colleges. As a libertarian Root is also disturbed over a colw development in th scholastic * which does seriously infringe domic freedom and which the g('!"t' public has been permitted to ' j very little about. For the past »1 or more years the collegiate j*g chorus has been giving forth "'. continuous caterwauling about a"'rt invasions of academic freedom' I pending upon what papers and "': zincs you read — and believe — A has been a virtual reign of terrOj victimization of poor innocent ''•' profs who might have exprescd .' I mildly liberal idea or opinion. I'd read the N. Y. Times, New n<f"'f Nation, and other journals of tb*»| over a long enough period, one? I most certainly come away vvi'",j fixed conviction that there *S somewhere in the land a secret. J ed Inquisition of blackest i';1',, aries and w itch-hunters terroriz'i1'" college campuses. (Continued On 1''1'' , iJ Facts Forum News, March . The C< ln the do heparins "Unable I Session w Many *°rld an 'ltr-iid ol v,''-v pro n<Hv on jn. win P«eh to i "• swarm I Vl' -' ;•'!«>,• D, 1? Tr"n- fortant tli • the IL, ™losoph >ld he lists. , pid th, '""■ The >1 eh,,, '"'Pinpa, Bood sh it And wl c^lrat '" ni eiciulisi fcrs'an, J "link t h'll> stat »*< Ceday' beSeh ,1s "'" of ir, .""'Pet <"•".(. ,h ""HI,,, "'"ii. », 'V'for "'"g pr, k* For,
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