Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Earl Browder, being interviewed by Mike Wallace, 1957
I have just discovered this fascinating video.
It's sort of long, but what an experience !
Earl Browder was the boss of the American Communist Party for fifteen years prior to his sudden expulsion in 1945. Why and how did this take place ? The issue is explored by John Earl Haynes: Moscow was displeased by some independent thinking on the part of Browder. He was warned by the Kremlin, ignored the warning, and was then unceremoniously kicked out.