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American Jewish Committee Scores Extreme Right Wing Movements in U.S.

The American Jewish Committee today scored extreme right-wing movements in this country for “preaching fear and despair” and an unwillingness “to accept the responsibilities of mature citizens to carry the burdens of free world leadership.”

The statement charged that in supposedly defending the most cherished American institutions, the extreme right has chosen methods “which surely corrupt America’s civic morality. ” Most of their weapons, it said, “such as indiscriminate name calling, smearing of public officials and private citizens and even religious leaders,” are borrowed from the Communists, “past masters of the strategy of infiltration, capture and subversion.”