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Gustav F. Schultz, Chairman of the Department of Public Speaking at City College introduces the day's speaker, Dr. Henry Neumann, leader of the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture, and author of several books related to ethics and moral issues. Neumann discusses the importance of freedom of expression during war time. While he agrees that military secrets must not be discussed, other conversations must still take place. He contrasts the American and German way of dealing with mistakes, the independent commissions that examined the Pearl Harbor attack. He notes that Hitler would never allow his mistakes to be made public. This he contrasts to the relationship between Winston Churchill and Sir Staffor Cripps, a member of the opposition party who Churchill included in his cabinet and sent to plead with leaders in India. He emphasizes the importance of many voices contributing to decisions about peace. He recommends interested listeners read "Freedom of Speech" by Zechariah Chafee.
This program was part of the City College defense series. This program appeared on his program aired at 4:45 on Thursdays.
Audio courtesy of the City University of New York
WNYC archives id: 71441