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Estes, Weston B.. Prison and hospital life in Soviet Russia - Image 17. 1922. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 28, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/4104/show/4100.

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Estes, Weston B.. (1922). Prison and hospital life in Soviet Russia - Image 17. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/4104/show/4100

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Title Prison and hospital life in Soviet Russia
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Estes, Weston B.
Publisher Beckwith
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • New York, New York
Date 1922
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Prisons
  • Hospitals
  • Communism
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Soviet Union
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Extent 15 pages; 25 cm
Original Item Location HV9712.E848 1922
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8304403~S5
Original Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://libraries.uh.edu/branches/special-collections
Use and Reproduction Public Domain: This item is in the public domain and may be used freely.
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Transcript DR. WESTON B. ESTES 15 that we should do all that we can, and more, not only because of the lives which undoubtedly will be saved but on account of the fact that these people are looking to us as the last hope that they have in the world, and we should not fail them. And so I say to you, help in every way that you can, but see to it that in your help you will utilize those channels which are above suspicion in their attitude toward Soviet Russia and the camouflaged destructive principles which it represents. In looking over this field I feel certain that there is only one organization which is to be trusted with American relief, and with American money, and this is the American Relief Commission of which the head is Mr. Hoover. In almost every instance, as evidenced by the present position of the Joint Distribution Committee, whose affairs are being administered by the communists in Moscow, and the Nansen Fund, whose distribution was largely accomplished through German communists, these organizations are tinged and infiltrated with friendship for a system with which we must have nothing to do. Mr. Hoover's organization is not only honest and efficient, but of all things it is what none others are, non-sectarian from a religious or racial standpoint. What is to be the end of this political morass of Russia? I do not know. The best of the Russians with whom I have talked and the most intelligent, are universally of the belief that outside influence only coalesces the national Russian spirit and provides suitable excuse for the present regime to sit still tighter in the saddle. I feel that they must work out their own salvation and that no armed intervention from outside sources will do anything but damage and add to their woe. On the other hand, shall we, a free and enlightened people, knowing full well and with a hyper-intelligence, viewing the trend of events—shall we make no effort to stem an influence which eventually will engulf all civilized countries, I believe not. Russia will have to care for herself in a military sense and in a political sense, but our helpfulness in their need must be ever at her command, with a steady sympathy always ready to find expression in acts. Food and supplies will push them to their feet, and they will take care of themselves. I fear prophecy and therefore will make none. The factors at work are so multiple, so antagonistic in the present situation that it would be impossible to trace coming events with any precision. My personal belief, pessimistic as it is, is that much more blood will be shed in Russia before a stable and equitable government is organized. Nor would I confine this bloodshed to Russia. It is a grave question in my mind whether we shall not yet again see another great world war, if Russia's future is not soon settled, not as a province of the German Empire but as a free and independent State. Yet there is a brighter side to the picture. By education, counter- propaganda, by word of mouth, even when suppressed as printed words, people are learning the true significance of the Russian revolution, and in the future I am sure the events which have happened between October, 1917, and the present time, will be used in our educational institutions, as have in the past, the events of the French Revolution, as examples of great mass reactions of our times.