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          By Herbert Loebel (Freeman 06784LOEB)        (2/14/1989)

Mr. Sam Daleo, Editor
Daily Freeman
79 Hurley Avenue
Kingston, NY 12401.

     In Kingston's backyard American values are being perverted.  In
Annandale, at Bard College, Dr. Leon Botstein, president, has no
qualms to name the Chair for Social Studies in honor of Alger Hiss, a
convicted American traitor who spied for the Soviet Union.
     "HISS GUILTY ON BOTH PERJURY COUNTS; BETRAYAL OF U.S.SECRETS IS
AFFIRMED; SENTENCE WEDNESDAY; LIMIT 10 YEARS", reads the New York
Times frontpage headline of January 22, 1950.  The evidence against
Alger Hiss was so incriminating that neither his high-class lawyers
nor his prominent character witnesses could prevent Hiss from being
sent to the slammer.
     At Bard, however, students do not know that he was a traitor.
Professor for social studies Joel Kovel, a leading exponent of Bard's
radical faculty asserts that Hiss is "a great American"!  As a matter
of fact, this radical faculty flirts openly with Soviet totalitarian
Socialism as can be discovered on almost every page of the 1988 Bard
College Bulletin.  For instance on page 25 a question is posed: "Would
a socialist America have had the same cold war history"?  Only
ideologues, yearning for socialism could ask such a dumb question!  Of
course, there would have been no Cold War if we would have belonged to
that "great brotherhood" of socialist nations!  However, today, we
would be as "free" and "well off" as all the other socialist nations,
like the USSR, Poland, Yugoslavia, Cuba, and all the other economic
basket cases who have, or where coerced to embrace the Soviet
socialist model.
     On page 68 of the Bulletin the United States is being slandered!
To teach Genocide "special attention" will be paid to "the Nazi
extermination of the Jews, the saturation bombing of Dresden and the
atomic bombing of Japan". Get this:  Adolf Hitler and the United
States are the source material to study genocide!  Of course the
student are never told that the bombing of Dresden, located in the
path of the approaching Red Army, was repeatedly requested by our
wartime ally the Soviet Union, and that the atomic bombing of Japan
ended the war promptly and saved lives.
     To teach genocide at Bard, our country is dragged into this
chamber of genocide horrors!  No "special attention" will be paid to
genocide committed by communist dictators!  These teachers selfserving
ignore the genocide of 70 million Soviet citizens, of half the
population of Cambodia, of millions of Chinese, all victims of their
communist masters, because these "teachers" are incapable of
recognizing genocide when committed by the ones they emulate -- the
totalitarian communists!  It is not surprising that this kind of
"teaching" is done in the name of Alger Hiss, a convicted communist
spy who now alleges that his 1988 readmission to the Massachusetts bar
is proof of his innocence.  However, at his readmission the judge
declared:  "Nothing we have said here should be construed as
detracting one iota from the fact that in considering Mr. Hiss's
petition we consider him guilty as charged".
     The Alger Hiss Chair for Social Studies at Bard College is an
affront to Americans and as appropriate as a Benedict Arnold Chair
would be for American History.  After 4 years Bard students return
home confused, despising their country and culture.  Our country needs
educated, not indoctrinated young men and women!

Herbert Loebel, Sherman CT.06784.  February 1989.

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FEBRUARY 13, 1988: [to Sysop:]

IN A COVERING LETTER TO THE EDITOR OF "THE DAILY FREEMAN", THE LOCAL
PAPER OF DUTCHESS COUNTY NY., WHERE BARD COLLEGE IS LOCATED, I AM
POINTING OUT THAT BARD IS A "TROJAN HORSE" WHERE OUR YOUNGSTERS ARE
BEING INDOCTRINATED TO SNEAK OUT ONE DAY TO OPEN THE GATES OF "FORT
FREEDOM USA", PREFERABLY AT "NIGHT" AS THE GREEKS DID, TO LET THE
TOTALITARIANS IN.  I AM ALSO WRITING, THAT THE NEWS MEDIA AS WATCH
DOGS OF OUR LIBERTIES SHOULD INFORM THE PUBLIC WHAT THE STUDENTS ARE
BEING TAUGHT AND WHAT THE PARENTS CAN EXPECT THEIR CHILDREN TO KNOW
WHEN THEY RETURN HOME 4 YEARS AND $80,000 LATER.  LET ME ADD THAT I
ASKED, POINT BLANK, 23 STUDENTS ON THE BARD CAMPUS:  "WHO IS ALGER
HISS?"  NONE OF THEM KNEW HE WAS INVOLVED IN A TRIAL!
H.L.

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