Education: Violators & Sympathizers

So far, nobody had put the question of Communist professors any more plainly than New York University's Philosopher Sidney Hook. And Hook, a longtime student of Marxism, had found some plain answers, too. In this week's New York Times Magazine he wrote them down.

Could a teacher be "free" if he belonged to a group that dictated what he should think? Certainly not, was Hook's fast answer. Did the Communist Party dictate that way? Said Hook: look at it.

"There are no ... passive members of the Communist Party . . . The statutes of membership define a party member as one who...

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