Spread of Terrorism and Hatemongering

Archive Report

Rash of Violent Words and Deeds

Recent bombings of schools, churches, and synagogues, mainly in southern states, have been roundly denounced and intensively investigated, but to date few suspects have been arrested and none has been convicted. Meanwhile, an increasing volume of anti-Jewish and anti-Negro literature, much of it plainly designed to inflame religious and racial hatred, has been placed in circulation around the country. To what extent the perpetrators of bomb outrages and the purveyors of hate literature are directly connected is problematical,1 Although measures aimed to deter bombings and curtail distribution of hate literature are to be introduced in the 86th Congress, it is widely agreed that an aroused and determined public opinion is the main thing needed to put a quietus on ...

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