Invading Education– Louis F. Budenz, 1954, Ch X of ‘The Techniques of Communism’

In lectures delivered at Sverdlov University in Moscow, Stalin specified “cultural and educational organisations” as valuable allies in the Communist battle … These Stalin lectures of 1924 are now famous as “Foundations of Leninism”. Following the consolidation of power by Stalin in USSR and the expulsion of Lovestone from CPUSA (1929), “in 1933 … extensive infiltration began in the schools and colleges of” the USA.

In 1937, the CPUSA declared that “the Party must take careful steps to see that all teacher comrades are given thorough education in the teachings of Marxism-Leninism …” … “inject it into their teaching at the least risk of exposure” and that they “are faced with a tremendous social responsibility.”

Budenz adds “In the classroom, the Communist teacher or professor very rarely, if ever, teaches Marxism-Leninism openly. There are hundreds of indirect ways of reaching the same end. Books by Howard Fast … are proposed as suggested or recommended readings … [as are] many other “non-communist” sources … who always follow the Communist line…. An entire syllabus which would inevitably lead a student either to embrace Marxism-Leninism or to be sympathetic to the Communist line, can be drawn up without one notably or openly Stalinite reference in it.”

“Building on that foundation, the Communist teacher or professor notes the pupil or student most susceptible to pro-Red ideas. This student is cultivated privately, with a view to drawing him …”. In like manner, colleagues on the faculty who indicate sympathy for pro-Communist ideas are influenced by personal association to join the Communist Party. … often working behind the scenes with Communists in those groups, in the preparation of books, the presentation of lectures, the voicing of opinions, the raising of finances …”

Dr. J.B.Matthews … declares that since 1935 “the Communist Party has enlisted the support of at least thirty five hundred professions … adherents of the Party line in varying degrees …” (Communis and the Colleges, American Mercury, May 1953). …

LIBRARIES – RED TARGET

The school and college libraries are other targets of the Reds. For a number of years, cells have existed among libraries and the Communist influes has not been small in the AMerical Library Association. At the local level, the big effort is to get the works of concealed Communists into the libraries, and if at all possible to have them placed on the required or recommended reding lists. .. There are several objects in this manouver other than the effect the books themselves (apparently non-Communist in character but many slanted in a Communist direction) will have on the students. …”… The organisation “is keenly aware of the value of prestige, of getting its concealed members recognised as “authorities”. …

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