Trapped in the Turbulent Wake of World War II

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Since the fall of Communism in Eastern Europe and the collapse of the Soviet Union, a new historiography has emerged that has relied on Soviet archival primary sources and declassified American decrypted documents not available to previous generations of researchers. We now know that Roosevelt’s New Deal was indeed a hotbed for hundreds of spies for the Soviet Union during the 1930s and 1940s. The Communist Party of the United States (CPUSA) was a ripe recruiting ground for espionage, from the top leadership cadre down to the rank and file Party membership. Crucial facts have also emerged regarding how after World War II, the U. S. Government utilized former Nazi war criminals as intelligence agents, scientists, and propagandists against the Soviets which seriously distorted and inflamed assessments or perceptions of the Soviet Union. If this vital information had been widely known and disseminated during the formative years of the Cold War, perhaps that insanity would have ended decades earlier than it did. We are still living trapped in the turbulent wake of World War II.

9:02 pm on June 7, 2013