“The greatest mistake that is being made in the free world today is that fact that we are mixing iron with clay. We are fighting for freedom but allowing some of our boys and girls to grow up believing in things which turn out to be basic Communistic concepts. Materialism is not Americanism but Communism. Every time we produce a boy or girl who is trained to believe that the universe is the product of accumulated accident, that human beings are only graduate beasts, that there is no such thing as innate right or wrong or that deep spiritual convictions are old-fashioned and unnecessary, then we have caused a casualty among our own ranks in the field of ideological warfare.

“Without ever knowing it, a young American is thereby trained to be a potential Red ally. This is indeed the great secret weapon of Communism.”

W. Cleon Skousen, “The Naked Communist”