Motives of Liberalism

Marshall, Margaret
May 1954
New Republic;5/31/54, Vol. 130 Issue 22, p18
This article presents information on "Where We Came Out," by Granville Hicks. After reading this book, one might conclude that na�vet� and idealism were the only motivations of the liberal intellectuals who joined or traveled with the party. These motivations were important, even primary, but it would be na�ve and idealistic to assume that they were the only ones. Hicks pays his disrespects to fake, retarded, and ritualistic liberals who if Senator Joe McCarthy didn't exist, would be forced to invent him and to the Panicky Conservatives who see Communism in the mildest liberal measure.


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