"How Could They?" Why Some Americans Were Drawn to the Communist Party in the 1940s
Date Written: 23/07/2019
Year Published: 2019
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX23704
We did not become Communists because of any adoration of Stalin. We wanted a better world, one in peace, and we admired the giant achievements of the Soviet people in overcoming illiteracy and building a giant industrial base which proved so vital in defeating the Nazis. We also admired an economy which suffered no joblessness while nearly the entire world groaned under the Great Depression.