The Superficial Aspect

Johnson, Gerald W.
April 1955
New Republic;4/25/55, Vol. 132 Issue 17, p16
The article presents two aspects of the study "Communism, Confirmity and Civil Liberties." The author says that it is surprising, interesting and sometimes highly diverting lore to conduct this study. Out of the two aspects, one is the relativity of our general interests, the other is the psychology of the South. Among more than 6,000 Americans who answered, less than 1 percent mentioned either Communism or the threat to civil liberties. The polls were taken in the first half of 1954 when the row over Peress, the Army dentist, was at its height.


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