It is true that by 1952 the Republican right was beginning to shed its traditional isolationism, realizing that such a policy was not workable in the face of the communist threat. It was coming to conclude, as Star Publisher H. Brandt Ayers admits, that Russia would have to be limited to its one-time boundaries. When Sen. Barry Goldwater of Arizona, the 1964 GOP presidential nominee, called for eliminating communism from the face of the earth, he was accused of being in favor of risking a nuclear war and was defeated in a landslide by incumbent President Lyndon B. Johnson.
But one now has to wonder whether people like Goldwater and Sen. Joe McCarthy were hitting at the wrong target. Some people on the more extreme right contend there is a Rockefeller world system whose antecedents may date back to time immemorial and whose existence will ultimately culminate in a one-world government. Such a system was and is bigger than communism, which in truth was only a part of such a system.
William R. Brown
South Charleston, W.Va.