The Trouble-Makers, an Anti-Defamation League Report

The Trouble-Makers, an Anti-Defamation League Report

The Trouble-Makers, an Anti-Defamation League Report

The Trouble-Makers, an Anti-Defamation League Report

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We live in a disturbed world today -- a fearful world. But on the major issues of peace and war, we know where the trouble lies and who the troublemakers are. To that degree at least we have a clear view of our problems.

But consider the problems within; the troublemakers in our midst. The former are not easy to define; nor are the latter always easily recognized. Yet, our failure to deal adequately with our internal situation may, in the final analysis, keep us from coping successfully with the enemy abroad.

The issues of peace and war arise out of a conflict of ideas-the ideas of freedom against the ideas of totalitarianism. To the degree that the ideals and the practices we preach remain unfulfilled in our own land, to that degree we suffer loss of strength in our fight for a free world. Every democratic failure in our national life is a sign of weakness to the rest of the world; every breakdown at home a setback on the international front. We can lose the free world by our own mistakes more readily than because of any superior strength or the greater but false promises of Communism.

The world has long listened to . . .

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