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Red Diapers: GROWING UP IN THE COMMUNIST LEFT Paperback – September 1, 1998
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1. the risk of internal communist subversion causing an American communist revolution was equal to today's risk of America becoming a moslem state under sharia -- nil. However the USSR was a threat and terrorism is a threat.
2. the Communist Party USA allowed itself to become merely an arm of Soviet policy
3. the people in this book and their parents suffered from thuggish and illegal harassment from the US government
4. but I am very relieved that their political philosophy lost.
Being idealogs, they avoided any disconfirmatory facts. They were shocked in 1956 when Khrushchev told them that Stalin was a Bad Guy.
Most of the narrators look back with pride and wistfulness. Missing is any apology for supporting a system that caused mass murder, mass starvation, and Gulags.
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Rachel Ben-Avi's portion is extremely well written and gives a compelling insight to her childhood.Published 2 months ago by A. J. Aveni
While I haven't finished this book, my impression thus far is: many of the men, especially those who emigrated from Eastern Europe were men who ruled their families or wives with a... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Zenhead
This book contributes to our understanding of the strengths & weaknesses of the Left in this country. We are crippled by a paucity of historical treatments of the U.S. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Marvin J. Berlowitz
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5 stars because it was fascinating. I wish I had and update on the lives of the people who shared their stories but their sharing helped me make sense of things that I had only... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Phylis K. Stein