Davies, A. Powell
March 1953
New Republic;3/9/53, Vol. 128 Issue 10, p10
The article presents information about the relationship between free mind principles and education in the U.S. The loyalty oaths devised today for and colleges would seem to U.S. educator Edith Hamilton useless. He would know that Communists cynically, that they would be a bribe to perjury. Not many teachers are injecting Communism into their teaching, "skillfully" or otherwise, because not many Communists are teachers. Indeed, not many Communists are anything, since in this country they form such a small minority. As spies and saboteurs there are enough of them to be dangerous, but as subverters of the educational system they are scarcely numerous, enough to be a nuisance. This is so clear that if is obvious that loyalty oaths must have another, purpose. Communism is a pretext: the oaths are used to make it easier to attack unpopular opinions.


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