HAW, September 12, 1946, in
Alfred Schindler Papers, Box 21, HSTL.
Frank A. Warren, Liberals and Communism ( Bloomington, Ind., 1966), p. 63; quoted in Padriac C. Kennedy, "La Follette and the
Russians", Mid-America, LXXX ( July, 1971), p. 195.
2 Ibid., passim. Cf.
James J. Martin, American Liberalism and World
Politics ( New York, 1964), I, 123-160. Martin writes from the perspective of a libertarian conservative. 3
William P. Gerberding, "Franklin Roosevelt's Conception of the
Soviet Union in World Politics" ( Ph.D. thesis, University of Chicago, 1959), p. 247.
Soviet wartime actions, e.g., Stalin's abolition of the Comintern, did
much to allay social-liberal fears of revolutionary and terroristic
Communism. See articles like "Death of the Comintern", New
Republic, CVIII ( May 31, 1943), p. 718.
For Common Sense's criticism of such ritualistic popular-fronters as
Max Lerner, see Varian Fry, "The Irresponsibles" Common Sense, XIV ( July, 1945), p. 5.
HAW, OE W.F., April 12, 1929, p. 583; "Why Russia Hangs Together", W.F., November 14, 1924.
HAW, OE, W.F.I.H., February 1, 1930; "Collective Farming in
Russia", W.F.I.H., April 19, 1930, p. 788; "The Soviet and the Russian Wheat Export", W.F., May 4, 1923, p. 691.
Henry A. Wallace, "Henry A. Wallace Tells of His Political Odyssey", Life, XL ( May 14, 1956), p. 183. As a kind of introduction to
his later difficulties with the Communist question, Wallace did write
to Cordell Hull that I have never been one of those reactionaries to
be scared by the talk concerning the Red Menace. As a matter of
fact, I continually laughed at some of the extreme statements made
by certain congressmen; nevertheless the Russian leadership is so
utterly without religion, in our sense of the term, and so bitter regarding certain things which we hold dear, that I don't like to place
ourselves in their hands by giving them the opportunity to disorganize our markets. . . . (This in specific opposition to the idea of
a developmental loan to a nation like the Soviet Union.) HAW to Cordell Hull, September 29, 1933, HAW Papers, University of Iowa.