Skip to comments.Air Force Vet Who Authored 'None Dare Call It Treason' Dies at 90
Posted on 07/18/2018 4:30:57 PM PDT by BeadCounter
NEW YORK (AP) John A. Stormer, a religious leader and right-wing activist whose self-published Cold War tract "None Dare Call It Treason" became a grassroots sensation in 1964 and a rallying point for the emerging conservative movement, has died at 90.
Stormer died on July 10 after an unspecified year-long illness, according to an obituary posted on the website of the McCoy-Blossom Funeral Home in Troy, Missouri. A spokeswoman for the funeral home confirmed the details from the website. A native of Pennsylvania who moved to Missouri in his 20s, he was chair of the state's Federation of Young Republicans when through his own Liberty Bell Press he released "None Dare Call It Treason." He warned that the U.S. was losing to the Soviet Union and was menaced by a "communist-socialist conspiracy to enslave America."
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Has anyone read it? I do think it's available as a pdf online. I have heard him interviewed.
I looked briefly and I don't believe I saw this posted yet.
I read it back in the 60s. Can’t remember much about it but he would have fit right in on FR.
Amazon still sells it as paperback.
I did read it back in the day. Don’t remember where I got it. Maybe Young Americans for Freedom?
Believe it or not, I had a fifth grade teacher hawking the book in the day.
Badly written collection of conspiracy theories. The front cover said: “Is President Kennedy living or dead?” A theory at the time was that JFK was secretly alive in some government hospital. Nothing about that in my copy of the book, however.
Thanks for posting this. I had no idea he was still alive. I cut my teeth on that book in the 60s, along with Human Events and National Review.
John Stormer was a good egg.
I read it when it came out. I was a senior in high school.
Yes, he got labeled a Bircher early on and his credibility took a hit. The Left has always liked labels. And slogans, like their hero Lenin.
RIP Thank you, sir.
I read that book in high school. I’m not certain, but I seem to recall that we might have a record with some parts of that book on it.
My father was a Bircher and that is how I was exposed to the book.
According to Wikipedia, Stormer didn't believe that the American Establishment he disliked and the Communists literally conspired with each other, rather he believed in a "conspiracy of shared values."
I read it when I was in High School and in college joined YAF - Young Americans for Freedom.
That wasn’t in my copy an mine’s really old.
My dad had the paperback copy that looked exactly like the picture you’ve shown. I can still remember it on his nightstand by his bed. I thumbed through it a couple of times but really don’t remember actually reading it though. I was about eight years old at the time.
That sounds somewhat like what a friend told me.
We were in grad school and he was a Communist. A little unusual as he would admit some of the things they were doing.
Once he told me that the liberal takeover of the nation was a result of an “unorganized conspiracy”. That sounds like a contradiction but I knew what he meant.
I once had the paperback original of this book, that my Dad got when it first came out.
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