Revolutionary Radicalism: Its History, Purpose and Tactics with an Exposition and Discussion of the Steps Being Taken and Required to Curb It, Being the Report of the Joint Legislative Committee Investigating Seditious Activities - Vol. 3

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CHAPTER I
Relations With Soviet Russia

The impetus given to the revolutionary activity in the United States through the success of the proletarian revolution in Russia renders it important to determine upon a firm policy towards the Russian regime. Although the foreign policy of this government cannot be influenced in any way by this Committee, we feel impelled by the circumstances to make clear our position upon this subject. There appears to be a growing sentiment on the part of many persons, including members of the Senate of the United State, to recognize Soviet Russia. Recent advices from European capitals indicate that in some of them the same tendency is being shown, France alone having taken a determined stand against such recognition.

The continued successes of the Russian arms and the apparent consolidation of the Soviet regime have stimulated the activity of those elements in our society which seek the overthrow of our government and the destruction of its institutions. The confidence thus engendered in these groups is well expressed by a cartoon which appears in the February issue of the "Liberator" -- a radical magazine published in this city. It depicts the premiers of the allied countries and President Wilson seated on one side of a chess table, and Lenin on the other. The title of the cartoon is "Checkmate, Gentlemen," and it bears this legend: "There are just two moves they can make -- war against Russia which will mean revolution at home; peace with Russia which will mean the spread of Soviet principles throughout the world."

The recognition of Soviet Russia by this country has been the subject of much agitation. It has been inspired and directed in large measure through the Russian Soviet Bureau in New York City under the leadership of Ludwig C. A. K. Martens, representative in the United States of the Russian Soviet regime. It has enlisted the energies of three groups in our society -- first, the radical revolutionaries who seek to substitute for the government and institutions of the United States a Soviet form of government; second, the liberals who sympathize with the Russian Soviet regime; and third, certain banking and commercial interests who believe they see vast commercial possibilities in Russian trade.

-2017-

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Table of contents

  • Title Page i
  • Table of Contents iii
  • Volume IV viii
  • Addendum xviii
  • List of Illustrations xxi
  • General Introduction 2011
  • Section I - Protective Governmental Measures 2015
  • Chapter I 2017
  • Chapter II 2024
  • Chapter III 2075
  • Section II - Organized Labor and Capital and Industrial Problems 2095
  • Introduction 2097
  • Chapter I 2106
  • Chapter II 2133
  • Chapter III 2148
  • Chapter IV 2151
  • Chapter V 2154
  • Chapter VI 2160
  • Chapter VII 2166
  • Chapter VIII 2174
  • Chapter IX 2180
  • Chapter X 2193
  • Chapter XI 2204
  • Chapter XII 2216
  • Chapter XIII 2226
  • Chapter XIV 2238
  • Chapter XV 2244
  • Chapter XVI 2251
  • Section III subsection I - Educational Training for Citizenship 2275
  • Introduction 2279
  • Chapter I 2293
  • Chapter II 2328
  • Chapter III - Teacher Requirements and Teacher Training 2335
  • Chapter IV - Curricula Recommended for Courses of Citizenship Training 2346
  • Chapter V - Regulated Attendance 2350
  • Chapter VI - Appropriations 2356
  • Section III subsection II 2359
  • Chapter I 2361
  • Chapter II 2366
  • Section III subsection III 2411
  • Chapter I 2417
  • Chapter II 2439
  • Chapter III 2564
  • Chapter IV 2569
  • Chapter V 2623
  • Chapter VI 2701
  • Chapter VII 2949
  • Chapter VIII 3018
  • Chapter IX 3052
  • Chapter X 3060
  • Chapter XI 3079
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