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The Web of Subversion

The Web of Subversion

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Published by Hal Shurtleff

An excellent book on Communist influence in the U.S. Government by James Burnham first published in 1954

An excellent book on Communist influence in the U.S. Government by James Burnham first published in 1954

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Published by: Hal Shurtleff on Mar 06, 2011
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THE
WEB
OF
SUBVERSION
by
James
Burnham
 
Th
eWebofSubversi
on
Dear
Reader:Weconsider
The
Web
ofSubversion,
which
appearedin
1954,
tobethebestbookyet
publ
ishedon
Commun
istinfluencesand
pro-Communi
stpersonnelwithin
our
government.Aside
from
theexcellenceofthework,
anotherfactor
has
contributed
toitsremainingunsurpassed.
This
istheadminis
trative"gagrule"
issuedbytheExecutive
Departmentearly
in1954.Since
then
ithasbeen
futile
fortheHouseandSenate
committee
s
even
to
attempt
toexpose
Commun
istson
our
Federalpayroll.
Whe
reas
Nat
han
Silvermaster,inoneshorthearing,had pleadedthe
Fifth
Amendment
overtwohundredtimes,itwas nowunnecessaryforsuspectstopleadthe
Fifth
Amendmen
torthe
FirstAmendment
atall.
They
needed
only
torefusetoanswerquestionson
the
ground
that
they
hadnotbeeninstructedtodoso
bya
letterfrom
the
Executive
Depar
tment.
Andwithout
additiona
lexposuresanyadditionalhis
tor
y
of
exposuresalreadymadebecameunnecessaryandre
dundant.
So
today
wearehopelesslyin
the
darkastohow
mu
ch
stronger
and
more
pervasivethe
Communist
influenceinofficialWas
hington
hasbecome
dur
ing
the
lastsevenyears.Butitis for
that
reasonall
the
more
important
toseehow
larg
ewas
theWeb
ofSubversionby1954.
And
ProfessorB
urnha
mhasrevealed
that
web
with
clar
ity
and
precision.Asap
rofo
und
sc
holar
oflongstanding,andasone
of
the
Edit
orsof
NationalReview
since1955,JamesBurnhamholds anenviable
reputation
amongAmericanistwriters.Weare
pro
udtoofferhis
best-known
bookinourcurrent
reprint
series.
June
26,1961
by
incerely,
J
AME
SBURN
HA
M
RE
PRINT
S
ERIE
S
Itisourpurpose,inissuingthesereprints,torecaptureforthosewhocaresomeofthetruehistoryofthepasttwentyyears.Talleyrandsaidthatspeechwasusedby
man
toconcealhis
thoughts.Todaythatwilyrealistwouldadd
that
"history"hasbecomethemeansoffalsifyingtherecordofpastevents.
We
hope
that
the
rescueinthisseriesofafewofthehonest booksoftheperiod,
which
havebeen
smotheredbytheLiberal
Establishment,
willcausesomethinraysoftruthtopiercethroughthefogofdistortionandfalsehood
that
now
envelopsAmerica.
For
when
man'
spastcrimesarepresentedasvirtuous
accomplishments,
hehas
little
chanc
etoavoidtherepetitionof eitherthe
cr
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mes
ortheircruel
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JAMESBURNHAM
The
Web
of
Subversion
UNDERGROUNDNETWORKSINTHEU.S..GOVERNMENT
THE
JOHN
DAYCOMPANY
New
Tork
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thepublisher's
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