What of communism now? Consider its conquest of Tibet; its invasion of Laos; its division of the Congo; its absorption of Cuba, its wrecking of the summit conference; its attack on the United Nations; and its blocking of the nuclear disarmament conference in Geneva.

Surely, these things should show the folly of those who talk co-existence, rapprochement, and understanding with the Communist state. These people have a basic misunderstanding of communism. Those who think that by inviting men like Mikoyan, Molotov, Koslov, and Khrushchev to America they are advancing understanding between the Communist and the free world are tragically misled. These Communists like to come to America; appearing to be genial human beings, they disarm us. The Communists would like to have us think of them in terms of cultural interpretation such as the ballet, the theatre, science, and literature. They do not want to have us think of them in terms of Poland, Hungary, Tibet, and North Korea. They want us to forget the brutal, bestial, and bloody things they have done. The error of too many people in the West is the presupposition that Communists think, act, and work on our philosophy and standard of morals when actually they act upon their own standard.

The recent picture of Communist advance is most disheartening. In Laos the Communists have conquered half of the country and are in a position to dictate their terms to the other half. Our position in seeking a neutralized Laos is very weak. If the Laotian government takes Communists into the government and terminates the importation of arms, the outcome will ultimately be that the Communists will take over Laos because of their present strength which has been due to the Russian, Chinese, and Vietnamese ...

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