Utah: Touched

Since he founded the John Birch Society nearly ten years ago, Robert Welch has displayed one of the most fertile imaginations in American politics. Though his fascinating statement that Dwight Eisenhower had consciously served the "Communist conspiracy for all his adult life" will probably remain its foremost figment, his mind has lost none of its youthful fancy with advancing years.

Last week Welch, 66, solemnly advised an audience in Salt Lake City that the U.S. involvement in Viet Nam is nothing less than a diabolic Communist plot—using the old Brer Rabbit reverse psychology—to speed up Government regimentation and to push...

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