They Loved Stalin. They Loved America.

In the 1930s, the Communist Party made America’s ideals and culture their own.

James Stewart stars as Jefferson Smith in Mr Smith Goes to Washington, directed by Frank Capra, 1939.

In 1935, at the Seventh World Congress of the Comintern, Georgi Dimitrov announced that the primary task of Communists everywhere was to create popular fronts to oppose fascism, or what he called “the open terrorist dictatorship of the most reactionary . . . elements of finance capital.” Faithful comrades would now work with any individual or group willing […]

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