I CONFESS: The Truth About American Communism by Benjamin Gitlow

I CONFESS: The Truth About American Communism

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It seems to be the vogue to turn on one's former associates with invectives in print:- witness Krivitsky, Moley, even Rausching. Here is another contribution, -- Mr. Gitlow, one of the founders of the Communist Party in America, is in a pecularly strategic position to tell all, with knife aimed at many backs. His detailed account of personal rivalries, factional disputes, individuals (Browder, Law, Foster and others), and the links between the U. S. and Russia all presented in a pretty scathing indictment. A pretense at objectivity tones down the style, so that it seems quiet and straightforward. A sure candidate for popularity with the ultraconservatives, but a definitely biased book from the middle of the road.

Pub Date: Jan. 10th, 1939
Publisher: Dutton