|Author:||Richard Gid Powers|
|Title:||Not Without Honor: The History of American Anticommunism|
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|Category:||Politics and Government|
|Publisher:||Free Press; 1st edition (January 15, 1996)|
Richard Gid Powers' book on the history of anticommunism offers valuable insights about the problems that plagued the movement. Because of the misdeeds of Herbert Hoover, anticommunism came across as a movement indifferent to civil liberties. Because of the misdeeds of the counter subversive wing of the movement, anticommunism came across as a bunch of crazy kooks who saw a spy wherever they looked, something out of the X-Files. This book is a history of American anti-communism from 1917 to 1991. It covers the good (Sidney Hook, Norman Podhoretz, William F. Buckley) and the bad (Joseph McCarthy and J. Edgar Hoover). Mr. Powers conclusion is the bad does not stain the good and that American anti-communism was a positive force in the world, helping to free millions from the communist nightmare. 8 people found this helpful.
This book restores the struggle against communism to its historic place in American life. Richard Gid Powers shows that McCarthyism, red-baiting, and black-listing were only one aspect of this struggle and that the movement was in fact c The American anticommunist movement has been viewed as a product of right-wing hysteria that deeply scarred our society and institutions. This book restores the struggle against communism to its historic place in American life.
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In the first full-scale history of American anticommunism, Richard Gid Powers - author of a widely praised biography of J. Edgar Hoover - reminds us what this. The American anticommunist movement has been viewed as a product of right-wing hysteria that deeply scarred American society and institutions. This book restores the struggle against communism to its place in American life.
Powers characterizes American anticommunism as a ""complex, pluralistic movement,"" and in his overview of its history it becomes apparent that anticommunism has encompassed a broad spectrum of beliefs, from uninformed paranoia to intellectual neoconservatism. Less strong is the author's assertion that the movement's story is not one of extremism. His own pages are full of vivid examples of anticommunist heavy-handedness, starting with the 24-year-old J. Edgar Hoover, who conducted a brutal, iniquitous, glory-seeking bust of communist groups in 23 states in 1920.
the history of American anticommunism. by Richard Gid Powers. Published 1995 by Free Press in New York. Richard Gid Powers shows that McCarthyism, red-baiting, and black-listing were only one aspect of this struggle and that the movement was in fact composed of a wide range of Americans-Jews, Protestants, blacks, Catholics, Socialists, union leaders, businessmen, and conservatives-whose ideas and political initiatives were rooted not in ignorance and fear but in real knowledge and experience of the Communist. Not Without Power is superbly written and richly detailed
Not Without Honor: The History of American Anticommunism. The Free Press, 1995. Now that the Cold War is over and even Russian politicians and writers denounce communism, it is time, Richard Gid Powers proposes in Not Without Honor, to acknowledge those Americans whose unfashionable early opposition to communism has won them honor abroad even if, as he claims in the last sentence of his interesting book, "in their own country they are still without honor. Anticommunism in America, Powers, a professor at the City University of New York, makes clear, was hardly a monolithic movement.
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