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A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto.
The common enemy of Communism. Offering counsel and the experience of years to the younger men who must face an almost immediate future filled with conflict far more profound than any the speaker's generation has gone through. A conflict of faiths. A quote from Whittaker Chambers' "The Witness." Geoffrey Crowther's lectures upon the theme of The Economic Reconstruction of Europe and his pointing out that "the frightful dislocations in European countries were not as hopeless economically as might appear." The impossibility of the solution of international problems through the United Nations due to the Communist group seizing every opportunity to block all efforts to resolve such problems. How to fight the threat of Communism. Some illustrations to show that under our present political practices we can not and do not meet the threat. A time to call a moratorium on civic strife for strife's sake. A time when those who have responsibility for public services should on no account allow of their dislocation or failure. A time for toleration and for forbearance toward each other. Time to get it into our heads that freedom comes from God. Time to marshall our faith, and to take God into our councils at every level of our national life.