THE Interchurch Report on the Steel Strike is a published document. Its conclusions and the alleged facts, figures and other evidence on which these conclusions are based are matters of definite record. As such they can be definitely analyzed and compared point by point in detail with other facts and figures and evidence and with the original sources from which they themselves were taken.
Conclusions as to the merits of the Interchurch Report, therefore, in no way depend on any facts as to its origin. Whatever circumstances led up to its preparation and whoever were its authors cannot change the facts already presented as to the Report itself. These facts as to the merits of the Report, on the other hand, are themselves so conclusive as to the quality of its authorship that they inevitably raise the question as to whether it is possible that the conspicuous Christian leaders who signed the Interchurch Report could have been its actual authors.
The question of the actual authorship of the Interchurch Report has been frequently raised. The New York Legislative Investigation of Radicalism states definitely that the inquiry on which the Interchurch Report is based was under the direction of certain well-known radicals. But it does not go beyond this mere statement.
Part II of the present analysis, therefore, is devoted to an effort to present as clearly and definitely as possible all the facts available as to the origin, preparation and actual authorship of this Report.
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Publication information: Book title: Analysis of the Interchurch World Movement Report on the Steel Strike. Contributors: Marshall Olds - Author, Jeremiah W. Jenks - Author, Murray T. Quigg - Editor. Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 1923. Page number: 391.
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