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American Legion and the Communists discuss democracy

American Legion and the Communists discuss democracy

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Published by Workers Library Publishers in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

A verbatim report of the debate between the J.W. Person Post No.14, American Legion, and the Communist Party of New York State, held at the Erasmus Hall High School, Brooklyn, New York, on March 18, 1938.

ContributionsAmerican Legion., Communist Party of the United States of America. New York State Committee.
The Physical Object
Pagination79p. ;
Number of Pages79
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18588573M

In the s a group of wealthy Americans were manipulating the American Legion to maintain their personal wealth and status. Retired Marine General Smedley Butler was approached to be the figurehead in a coup d'etat against President Franklin D. Roosevelt so they could set up a fascist government/5. However, in the interests of democracy and peace, we American Communists place as the central task of the coming pe-riod, the need of rallying the broadest labor and democratic coalition for the defeat of the forces of pro-fascist reaction at home and abroad. And this .

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People worried that communists might try to subvert schools, labor unions, and other institutions. Government agencies and private groups began to look for evidence of subversive activity. In this climate of fear and suspicion, the House Committee on Un-American Activities, which Herb Block had opposed since its inception in the s, became.   In his book “The Great Exception,” he suggests that what historians considered the main event in 20th century American political development — the rise and consolidation of the “New Deal.


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Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: American Legion. J.W. Person Post No. 14 (Brooklyn, N.Y.); Communist Party of the United States of America (N.Y.); Workers Library Publishers. OCLC Number: Notes: "This pamphlet is a verbatim report of the debate between the J.W.

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democracy, and ever-increasing living standards. New institutions like the United Nations and World Bank had been created to promote these goals.

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