Intellectuals and Communism
The Price of Self-Delusion

Paul Robeson, the towering figure of American arts, athletics, and civil rights activism, was also an unapologetic Stalinist. Failing to acknowledge this checkered legacy ultimately does a disservice to the goals he fought for.

Published on: August 27, 2019
Ronald Radosh is professor emeritus of history at CUNY, a contributing opinion columnist for the Daily Beast, and author of many books, including with Allis Radosh, A Safe Haven: Harry S. Truman and the Founding of Israel, and with Mary Habeck, Spain Betrayed: The Soviet Union in the Spanish Civil War.
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