A Bid for Self-Determination Believe it or not, it all began in As World War I came to a close, a young Vietnamese patriot named Nguyen That Thanh arrived in Paris to speak with the powerful men negotiating the terms for peace. On behalf of his people living within the French empire in Indochina, Thanh sought to lobby the Western leaders for greater rights. He hoped to take American President Woodrow Wilson up on his promise of "self-determination," the principle of national sovereignty, and free Vietnam from colonial rule.
What was to be known as the Second Red Scare had begun. The view of communists as bomb throwers who wanted to impose a tyrannical political system on their nation was on the rise.
The ideology of Marxist-Leninists held that for a revolution to work there had to be the kind of support from the masses that would produce an election victory if a really democratic election were allowed, but if anti-communists in the US heard this explanation they were ready to dismiss it as more nonsense.
They had examples of communists coming to power in Poland and then in Czechoslovakia in the spring of other than democratically. Viewing Stalinism, they saw communists as a threat to freedom. They believed in private enterprise while the Soviet Union had a dearth of any kind of private enterprise.
The Movie Industry While Truman was fighting for funds to combat poverty and communism in Europe, some Congressmen spoke of their fear of Communist propaganda in Hollywood filmmaking.
In the autumn ofHUAC had begun public hearings on communist influence in the film industry. According to a former Communist Party leader in Southern California, about actors, writers, directors and designers in the film industry were members of the Communist Party in the postwar forties.
And no doubt there were more who were Marxist in outlook but who did not belong to the Party. The studio heads wanting to preserve respect for their businesses. The official purpose of hearings was the gathering of information for legislation.
Hollywood communists would not give the committee any useful information, but it was for the House committee good theatre and it did serve the purpose of exposing communists and punishing them. Most hostile witnesses refused to answer whether they were or had ever been members of the Communist Party, which was public exposure enough to end their careers.
They were protected by the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution from having to incriminate themselves.
The hostile witnesses refused to answer questions put to them, citing the Fifth and the First Amendments, and the public began speaking with derision toward "taking the Fifth.
In April they were found guilty and sent to jail for around a year. The Supreme Court declined to take up the question whether the use of the Fifth Amendment disqualified them from prosecution, Supreme Court justices thereby saving themselves from having to make a ruling that would have been extremely unpopular.
He complained of propaganda in newspapers and radio suggesting the inevitability of war with Russia. Wallace was a religious man and he was opposed to communist ideology, but he believed that for the sake of peace and prosperity non-communists could work with communists.
He was opposed to what was called Red baiting. He rejected a friendly warning from the former US Secretary of War, Henry Stimson, that the Soviet Union had been pursuing "an obstructive and unfriendly" course.
In October,Wallace toured the Holy Land, and his devotion to peace intensified. From the Holy Land he went to the Vatican and met with Pope Pius XII, and when he departed he was further inclined to do something for peace and universal brotherhood. So moved, on 2 December he decided to run for the presidency as a third party candidate.
His third party was called the Progressive Party.
By December it was too late to get the party on the ballots in all states, but organization of the new party began, with Wallace leaving the details of party organization to others.
Rushing to join the Progressive Party were those on the Left experienced at organizing — Communist Party members. They too were blaming Truman for the Cold War, and they were upset and vocal about what they called warmongering. Although we are critical of the present foreign policy of the United States, it is not our intention to give blanket endorsement to the foreign policy of any nation.
During the early months ofrejection of this proposal was focused on by the press, and communist participation in the Progressive Party was widely publicized. Wallace held to his principle of rejecting "red baiting" — in other words not criticizing communists.
He believed that communists had a right to participate peacefully in politics and that people could work side by side with communists. He saw that the communist issue was hurting his candidacy and suggested publicly that if the communists left the Progressive Party he might lose a hundred thousand votes but would gain four million.
He wanted the communists to leave, but the Communist Party chose not to heed his suggestion.
Wallace wrote an open letter to Stalin expressing desire for peace, and in mid-May Stalin wrote back, saying that, Marshall knew that diplomatic channels were routinely open without any special mission. Du Bois supported Wallace, and the old union leader A.
Philip Randolph did not. The physicist Albert Einstein sympathized with Wallace. But he labored on. He suffered abuse from crowds, and as a martyr he drew on his Christian faith, speaking his beliefs, including his support for civil rights to hostile white audiences in the deep South.
It was widely believed that the Republican Party candidate, Thomas Dewey a believer in civil rights even for communistswas headed for victory. President Truman had been suffering from low approval ratings, down into the thirty percent range. For many, the election results were a shock.Revelations from the Russian Archives The Soviet Union and the United States , brought them to the brink of war.
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