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Commies

A Journey Through the Old Left, the New Left and the Leftover Left

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Trade Paperback / 205 pages
ISBN: 189355452X
AVAILABLE: 6/15/2002


Commies
A Journey Through the Old Left, the New Left and the Leftover Left

Commies is a brilliant memoir of growing up in the culture of radicalism. But it also about the hard decisions faced by those professing a radical faith. For Radosh himself, the crisis came when he concluded in his authoritative book on Julius and Ethel Rosenberg that the couple (in whose behalf he had demonstrated as a boy) had indeed been guilty of spying. Attacked as a traitor, Radosh began to question his political commitments. His disillusionment climaxed in the 1980s when he traveled through Central America as a journalist and historian and ran into his old comrades there still searching for the revolution.

Filled with anecdote and personality and also with hard won insights into the destructive nature of the radical project, Commies is a moving story of growing up in the other America of the left and finding the way home at last.


About the Author

Ronald Radosh was the first writer to establish the guilt of Julius Rosenberg in his bestselling The Rosenberg File. He is also the author of several other books including Commies: A Journey Through the Old Left, the New Left and the Leftover Left.

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