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(43) The process began in January 1962 when the FBI learnt that Stanley Levison had worked with the CPUSA. Levison's involvement was during the 1950s, and by March 1963, after an investigation, the FBI knew that he had ceased contact with the party altogether.
Since the debut of the novel, critics have challenged Ellison's depiction of the CPUSA. It is true that, during the 1930s and early 1940s, Ellison "endorsed and supported the program and outlook of the U.S.
I made clear in my review that the CPUSA was an authoritarian and sectarian outfit, that it was subordinate to Moscow and that a small number of its members engaged in espionage on behalf of the Soviet Union.
Worse yet, it really was a nest of spies: Hundreds of CPUSA members had infiltrated the American government and were passing information to the KGB.
Most of them were also untalented hacks, although some, depressingly, began with talent and suffocated it in the service of Stalin's secret police, for which, after all, the CPUSA was a thin mask.
In 1946 she requested to be released from the CPUSA and moved to San Francisco.
Chronology is, of course, one key to understanding the behavior of the CPUSA in any arena, and Mishler does not neglect this important element.
Marie is undeterred by the racist argument, insisting, in line with CPUSA's urgings for proletarian writers, on the necessity for class-based multiracial unity (Foley, p.
The whole bizarre coalition was capped off when Buchanan took as his vice-presidential running mate Lenore Fulani of the CPUSA (Marxist-Leninist).
Here we jump from the publication of The Princess in 1886 to the essays on the novel by Lionel Trilling in 1948 and Irving Howe in 1957--an interval during which the socialist desire aroused by the Russian Revolution was balked by the Revolution's perversion in the Soviet Union and by the ideological narrowness and sporadic duplicity of the CPUSA in New York.