Heresy, Yes – But Conspiracy, No

Editor’s Note: Sidney Hook was a social democratic philosopher, a secular humanist, and an antitotalitarian polemicist – ‘probably the greatest of the twentieth century’ according to Edward Shils. This article was published in the New York Times Magazine, 9 July, 1950. A controversial book of the same title followed in 1952, published by the American Congress for Cultural Freedom. [1]

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