"When the 45 goals of Communism were published and made known, they were received in some quarters with skepticism, in others with abhorrence. For the most part, Americans believed that such blatantly-declared assaults on the 'American way' would be virtually impossible to achieve. People believed that Americans would never accept any of those goals in the great and impervious sanctuary of virtue and liberty known as the United States of America."
"And yet, within two generations, America's envied system of self-perpetuating liberty, virtue, education and understanding was dangerously undermined and forgotten. Instead, there was talk of a so-called 'enlightenment', a new New Age with a deceptive nomenclature (Political Correctness) that renamed wrong as right, good as bad and dark as light. The end result was 'successful' in that all but one of the goals were reached within five decades."
- W. Cleon Skousen (1913 – 2006)
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