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September 20, 1956
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wEF 201956 FOIAb3b poftpAfft tl (12r1019ase 2000/08/24: CIA-RDP70-00058R0001001300 Circ.: e. 29,763 11 Date: i V F 1 ~ I Revolutionary Role Allen W. Dulles, director of en ra ',Intel. 1 gence Agency, has challenged-"O.S. tizen in a statement, to the House Committee i Un-American Activities. Communism, he explained, is making an ag- ressive bid for parliamentary conquest. It is wing this in the belief that parliamentary gov- rnments are so far gone'158t they will crumble is soon as they are 'ufidternuned. The underminers inteil~~. to use freedom to estroy freedom and to set up in its place uthoritarian rule. They think they can do this ith no trouble because they believe parlia- rentary governments have lost touch with their wn people. Only the Communists, as they see it, have a hance to set themselves up as the political gents of working people. All of this has bean lueprinted as clearly' as Adolf Hitler blue- rinted national socialism t'ar Germany. Italy, France and Indon ia, Mr. Dulles saes, re in imminent danger. The threat of success very real throughout Asia, because Asiaties ve scant knowledge of parliamentary goverm- ent and slight resstln to trust the governments that have exploited their.. What Mr. Dulles does not say is that the Iternatfve to parliamentary 'conquest by Corn- wrists will have to be a resurgence of the itality which once enabled parliamentarians to vertlirow authoritarians. That is the basic foreign-policy issue of the, stional election in the United States thus year- hetber or not the United States` will play its stork role of leading the revolution again,( lespotsm. CPYRGHT Approved For Release 2000/08/24: CIA-RDP70-00058R000100130034-9