HOW TO WIN AN ARGUMENT WITH A COMMUNIST by Ray W. Sherman

HOW TO WIN AN ARGUMENT WITH A COMMUNIST

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Strictly on the man in the street's side of the picture, this examines the methods of Communistic ""salesmanship"", half truth and evasive arguments, shrewd and cunning destructive attempts to destroy every other way of life -- except its own and offers some horse sense rebuttal. Admitting no inside knowledge of the Russian actuality, this acknowledges the lure of Utopian dreams, traces them from pre- to post-Plato, on to More, Engl and Marx and the bait of the Communist Manifesto. It also shows how communal visions have existed -- and vanished in the U. S. (from the Plymouth Colonies, Fourier and his Phalanxes, Brook Farm, Cabet, Owens and his many derivatives to the Amana experiment which ended in 1932): it analyzes how Soviet propaganda works to weaken and destroy confidence and belief in one's country: it prints in full -- criticizes and comments on -- The Communist Manifesto in uncomplicated but downright fashion. Calling its shots, this is perhaps a salutary corrective for loose, ambiguous thinking.

Publisher: Dutton