The Rise and Fall of Leftist Radicalism in America

Synopsis

Walter analyzes the history of American radicals of the left from their emergence as an opinion-shaping force during the Great Depression to the present, and concludes that they have been a destructive force in American history. In particular, Walter discusses labor agitation in the 1930s and 1940s, the American Communist party's support of the Soviet Union, Cuba, and China, McCarthyism, opposition to the war in Vietnam, and today's radical cause, environmentalism.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1992