Agitprop : the life of an American working-class radical : by Eugene V. Dennett

By Eugene V. Dennett

Agitprop is the memoir of a Washington nation maritime and metal employee who was once an established activist within the American Federation of work, the Congress of business corporations, and the Communist get together. Born to a Massachusetts operating classification socialist kin, Dennett is an idealist who sought to unify theoretical precept, coverage, and perform in his way of life. His lifestyles tale embodies broader issues that make this publication an allegorical depiction of 1 man's trip via twentieth century working-class the US.

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I waited tables in the dormitory and mowed grass for several sororities.  So the defense of them was an actual matter of life or death.  And in 1937, the Supreme Court did agree with attorney Goodman's appeal, striking down the Oregon Criminal Syndicalism law as unconstitutional.  A representative of the Communist party, Fred Walker, spoke spiritedly of the need for all believers in democracy to rally behind this legal case to insure that the principles of democracy be preserved.  So I accepted invitations to attend many more meetings in Portland where I had the opportunity to talk with Communist leader Walker.

And in 1937, the Supreme Court did agree with attorney Goodman's appeal, striking down the Oregon Criminal Syndicalism law as unconstitutional.  A representative of the Communist party, Fred Walker, spoke spiritedly of the need for all believers in democracy to rally behind this legal case to insure that the principles of democracy be preserved.  So I accepted invitations to attend many more meetings in Portland where I had the opportunity to talk with Communist leader Walker.  At that time I learned that their fundamental political program was the revolutionary overthrow of the capitalist system, replacing it with a socialist system which they claimed was succeeding in the Soviet Union.

At that time I learned that their fundamental political program was the revolutionary overthrow of the capitalist system, replacing it with a socialist system which they claimed was succeeding in the Soviet Union.  It kept itself hidden from public access because of constant fear of illegal attacks and violence from a hostile public and public officials.  They suspected every stranger of being a government agent out to spy on and betray them.  I explained that my father had been a dedicated Socialist party member for many years; that I had studied Marx's Das Kapital; that when I was going to high school our family subscribed to many liberal and radical papers and magazines for years, including the Daily Worker, the Butte Daily Bulletin, the Plentywood News, the Nation, The New Republic, and LaFollette's magazine; and that all our sympathies belonged to the working class.

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