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by Eugene Lyons

Free eBook The red decade;: The classic work on communism in America during the thirties download ISBN: 0870001140
Author: Eugene Lyons
Publisher: Arlington House (1970)
Language: English
Pages: 423
Category: Social Sciences
Subcategory: Politics and Government
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Eugene Lyons (1898-1985) was journalist and author of numerous books about the Soviet Union, and the . This work is billed as the classic work on communism written during the CPUSA heyday. It lived up to the ballyhoo, and then some

Eugene Lyons (1898-1985) was journalist and author of numerous books about the Soviet Union, and the danger of Communist hegemony. It lived up to the ballyhoo, and then some. I see why most of the revisionists, who have at least a somewhat favorable view of the domestic communists, try to avoid talking about Lyons and this book. One person found this helpful.

Originally titled The Red Decade: Stalinist Penetration of America, this work describes a period in American history in the 1930s characterized by a widespread infatuation with communism in general and Stalinism in particular.

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The classic work on Communism in America duting the thirties. Simon Publications, LLC. Book Format. Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H). 6 x . 4 x . 5 Inches.

Bibliographic Details Publisher: Simon Publications. Eugene Lyons (1898-1985) was journalist and author of numerous books about the Soviet Union, and the danger of Communist hegemony. Publication Date: 1970. Manufacturer: Simon Publications Release date: 1 December 1970 ISBN-10 : 1931541078 ISBN-13: 9781931541077.

Cf id. (citing EUGENE LYONS, THE RED DECADE: THE CLASSIC WORK ON COMMUNISM IN AMERICA DURING THE THIRTIES 191 (1941)). Freespeechin the age of mccarthy. l]n the thirties and part of the forties, thousands of fine, thoroughly non-Communist people contributed to Spanish relief organizations, attended anti-Fascist meetings, participated in rallies against Hitler, joined in organizations to promote friendship with the Soviet Union when it was our wartime ally, and even took out memberships in book clubs to get books and phonograph records at a discount.

New York: Classic Books America, 2009. Lyons, Eugene Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa. Homo Ludens: A Study of the Play Element in Culture. Boston, M. Beacon Press, 1955. The Red Decade: The Classic Work on Communism in America During the Thirties. New Rochelle, N. Arlington House, 1970. Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa.

The classic work on Communism in America duting the thirties.
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Zamo
This work is billed as the classic work on communism written during the CPUSA heyday. It lived up to the ballyhoo, and then some. I see why most of the revisionists, who have at least a somewhat favorable view of the domestic communists, try to avoid talking about Lyons and this book.
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Hugifyn
Lyons is a former fellow traveler who went on to tell the sordid story of communism and its foolish adherents in the West in the 1930s.
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This is a very good book and was pleased to recieve, I would recommend this book to all of my collegues
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Narim
In 2017, it has become fashionable among certain people to allege that the Russians interfered with the most recent elections in the U.S. But in the 1930's, Russian collusion with American politicians and movements was a fact - proven by records, investigations and public statements. Lyons documents that decade painstakingly.

Throughout the 1930's, we see American leftists change their position on various issues to correspond with the official policy of the Soviet Union. The biggest example involved Germany. The Soviets alternately were allied with and opposed to Nazi Germany. With each shift in the Soviet position, American leftists changed their position also. When the Soviets were against Germany, American leftists publicly opposed fascism. When the Soviets became publicly allied with Germany, American leftists first went silent on Germany - no longer quite so opposed to fascism - and then openly supported the Soviet policy. When actual war broke out in 1939, the Soviets and Germany were on the same side - jointly invading Poland. The American left opposed U.S. entry into the war - the left was now against "war" instead of "fascism." They remained so until June 22, 1941, when Germany attacked the Soviet Union. At that point, the left once again opposed fascism instead of war.

Lyons documents these changing policies and how they mirrored Soviet changes throughout the decade.

Lyons further documents leftist positions on visits to the Soviet Union. Any American visit to the Soviet Union resulted in a whitewash of conditions in that country. The situation was very similar to modern leftist opinion and whitewashing related to Venezuela.

The book is well written, well documented, informative and entertaining.

Lyons was a highly credentialed journalist and foreign correspondent in his day. The book is credible. It provides an excellent antidote to those who would whitewash 75 years of Soviet history while suddenly jumping on the chance to tar their opponents with the Russia card in 2017.
Over sixty years ago, Eugene Lyons--Russian born, American bred--sought to explain just what happened among America's left-wing intellectuals in the previous decade. The thirties were unkind to them, as they started the decade damning such "social fascists" as FDR, voted for Foster and Ford, then, on orders from Moscow, hailed the liberals as allies in the fight against fascism. Ah, but then Stalin signed a pact with fascism--so back went Franklin to the vituperation pile. (Eleanor was OK.) The war brought about some changes: it was "imperialist," and so resistance to Hitler was out of fashion (a word Hellman would disengenuously use later). The Hollywood Anti-Nazi Committee changed its name to something less provocative; those who had whooped for the purge trials moved onto calling for strikes in defense industries. The yanks weren't coming, they said. Then Hitler broke the treaty. The change was immediate. Suddenly the yanks WERE coming, if the intellectualoids of the left had anything to say. Supporting all this, driving this, in fact, were those Hollywood Ten types the left love to tell us were just "activists," persecuted innocents. These innocents sided with Stalin and, for a time, Hitler. (Think about that the next time you laud such people.) This book is a true classic. It's erudite and witty style makes the subject anything but dry. This book is a must for conservatives--and liberals who wish to be truly iconoclastic.