"The strangest, most puzzling force in all history has tnered our world. Starting in Russia in 1917, it has in just over 40 ears taken control of one-third of the world's people and one-fourth its territory. How has this amazing development happened? What is the nature of this new force which as seemed to come from nowhere and reach everywhere? For decades we Americans have looked away from the painful facts about Communism and satisfied ourselves with the half-truths and evasions that make life more pleasant. We have been drifting, emotionally and mentally, until we have reached a state that can only be called unreadiness. This unreadiness is true of almost all of us."
Alumni Publications, 1959