Is the Communist conspiracy to conquer America an imminent danger at present? (Jun, 1956)
This is bizarre. They just slipped this in at the end of the magazine where they normally just have advertisements.
QUESTION OF THE MONTH
Is the Communist conspiracy to conquer America an imminent danger at present? Are subversive elements in this country being held in check?
Asked of: J. Edgar Hoover, Director of the FBI.
YES, Communism today does represent a great danger to America. Our democratic way of life is threatened by a gigantic tyranny which already has engulfed millions of freedom-loving people.
The Communists seek to establish a dictatorship. They would replace freedom, justice and love with tyranny, terror and hatred.
This threat, however, is being met by the determined vigilance of the American people. Using democratic methods, this nation is defending itself against the assaults of the Communist International. As long as law and order reign and citizens have faith in the democratic processes of government, Communism cannot win in this struggle of ideologies.
The FBI, as the governmental agency responsible for the internal security of our country, is keeping close track of Communist machinations. Any person can be of assistance to us in this cause. A citizen having information about subversive activities should contact the closest FBI office immediately.
We can conquer this menace. It is the job of all of us.