Anti-communism (multiple posts)
Wed, 17 Apr 1996 14:41:51 -0400

Sender: "EDWARD P. MORGAN" <>
Subject: Re: Anti-communism

A bit more on this anti-communist "literature." I mentioned "You Can Always
Trust a Communist to be a Communist" a John Birch publication from the
1950s... In addition, if I'm not mistaken, "The Enemy Within" was
(ghost-)written by Robert Kennedy (or at least a title like that was) --a
rather intriguing bit of trivia.
Ted Morgan

Sender: Jesse Berrett <>
Subject: Re: Anti-communism references needed (multiple posts)

In this context, I'm surprised nobody has mentioned Richard Powers'
recent Not Without Honor, which has some good stuff on loony
anti-Communism and is very good on the low popular reputation of the
movement in the early 60s (remember all those mad-general films like _7
Days in May_?). Of course, the book is seriously flawed by its
imbalances--for Powers anti-C was the Good Fight, and so names like
Allende and Arbenz never appear, though we do read that Grenada was a
"Soviet-backed regime" that needed removing--but it's a useful history of
the movement in any case, and it does complicate the picture some with
figures like Abraham Cahan from the non-Communist left.