On my mother’s side was a cousin from Argentina who married in America and had two daughters.
He was an aficionado of art and music, yerba mate tea from the old country …and checkers.
Oh, I almost forgot…
He was a devoted and learned cultured Communist.
He introduced me to I.F. Stone’s limited circulation newsletter called ‘In Fact’ which was an expose of the sins of capitalism. It spoke about how big business in the War was in bed with the Nazis and how during the bombing of Germany Krupp Farben and Essen was bombed to hell but American multinational companies’ facilities were not touched.
Hypocritically, he also painted me a picture of U.S. Government deep in antisemitism.
Of course, their were no allusions to Stalin’s Hitlerite Jew hatred. The Soviets were happy to use American Jewish Communists for infiltration of the media. Let us no t forget the straight-up espionage which led to them getting the atomic bomb years early.
And no surprise…
In The Venona Secrets
I.F. Stone was recruited and worked for the NKVD (Narodnyy Komissariat Vnutrennikh Del). That was a law enforcement agency of the Soviet Union that directly executed the rule of power of the All Union Communist Party.
He was just another part of the American Communist Party subversive apparatus.
Conttributor – Bunny Rabbit