There were hundreds of thousands of American communists like Frank [Marshall Davis] who agitated throughout the twentieth century. They chose the wrong side of history, a horrendously bloody side that left a wake of more than 100 million corpses from the streets of the Bolshevik Revolution to the base of the Berlin Wall — double the combined dead of the century’s two world wars. And they never apologized. Quite the contrary, they cursed their accusers for daring to charge (correctly) that they were communists whose ideology threatened the American way and the greater world and all of humanity. They took their denials to the grave, and still today their liberal/progressive dupes continue to conceal their crimes and curse their accusers for them. We need hundreds and thousands of more books on American communists like Frank, so we can finally start to get this history right — and, more so, learn its vital lessons. To fail to do so is a great historical injustice. – Paul Kengor, The Communist
The mainstream media refused to tell this story in 2008, but the majority of the American people didn’t want to hear it anyway, and they still don’t. Unfortunately, what they don’t want to know is going to hurt all of us.