Communism as a domestic problem
- Main contributor
National Educational Television
In discussing communism as an internal problem, students from Britain, Norway, India and the Philippines deal in a rather inclusive manner with this difficult issue. In a most lively discussion, the panelists examine the topic from numerous angles, but stress particularly how we can at the same time control communism and protect civil liberties. Whether politicians should deal with internal communism, and whether it would be advisable to outlaw the communist party are also considered. In this connection several related problems are brought to light: Would the party be more difficult to control if it were forced completely underground; would there be danger of confusing liberals and other nonconformists with communists? An attempt is also made to define subversion, and several opinions are presented. Whether or not congressional committees are operating fairly and successfully is also discussed. One student expresses the fear that men may be unnecessarily hurt because of the fact that a committee may publicly suggest that he is guilty of some act, and yet is not empowered actually to establish that guilt or innocence. While much of the discussion centers, around the problem in the United States, several of the students describe what is being done in their own country about the problem, and the point is made that the solution for one country may not necessarily be the answer for another.
New York Herald Tribune; WOR-TV; Helen Hiett Waller; Victor Cavaness
National Educational Television; Indiana University Audio-Visual Center
Educational; Talk; Youth; Political
Communism ; International relations.
New York, NY
- Physical Description
1 Film (0:00:00); 16mm
Gift to the IUB Libraries from Instructional Support Services.
- Other Identifiers
IULMIA Film Database: 40000003233121; Other: GR00441997; MDPI Barcode: 40000003233121
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