"How Could They?" Why Some Americans Were Drawn to the Communist Party in the 1940s

Grossman, Victor

Publisher:  CounterPunch
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.

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