COMMUNISTS: A Shadow Is Seen

In 1945, the U.S. Army's official attitude was quite friendly. Said Army Talk No. 55—an indoctrination booklet for U.S. troops:

"Most of us have found ourselves in the middle of an argument about the Soviet Union. Often one member of the group says, 'Why, sure, we're going to have to fight the Russians. . . .' When we try to pin down such an opinion, we rarely get satisfaction. As often as not, what we get is a knowing look and a brush-off remark." Actually, said Talk No. 55, Communist ideals "are directly opposite to the stated ideals of fascist...

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