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'''Allan James Aronson''' (d. October 21, 1988), was a [[Soviet]] [[propagandist]] who along with [[KGB]] operative [[Cedric Belfrage]], founded the radical<ref>[http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1P2-8084706.html Obituary, Allan J. Aronson, at 73; Founded Radical Weekly ''National Guardian''], ''[[Boston Globe]]'', October 22, 1988.</ref> [[extremist]]<ref>John George and Laird Wilcox, [http://www.questia.com/library/book/nazis-communists-klansmen-and-others-on-the-fringe-political-extremism-in-america-by-john-george-laird-wilcox.jsp''Nazis, Communists, Klansmen, and Others on the Fringe: Political Extremism in America''], Prometheus Books, Buffalo, New York, 1992, (ISBN 0-87975-680-2), pgs. 125-131. </ref> ''[[National Guardian]]'' in October 1948. Pro-Communist writers such as [[Agnes Smedley]], [[KGB]] operative [[Anna Louise Strong]] and [[Wilfred Burchett]] contributed significantly to Aronson's and Belfrage's publication.  The Report on Communist Activities in [[California]] cited the ''Guardian'' under Aronson's editorship as "a medium for the spreading of the most vicious kind of Communist propaganda, this publication ranks with the  
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'''Allan James Aronson''' (died October 21, 1988), was a [[Soviet]] [[propagandist]] who along with [[KGB]] operative [[Cedric Belfrage]], founded the radical<ref>[http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1P2-8084706.html Obituary, Allan J. Aronson, at 73; Founded Radical Weekly ''National Guardian''], ''[[Boston Globe]]'', October 22, 1988.</ref> [[extremist]]<ref>John George and Laird Wilcox, [http://www.questia.com/library/book/nazis-communists-klansmen-and-others-on-the-fringe-political-extremism-in-america-by-john-george-laird-wilcox.jsp''Nazis, Communists, Klansmen, and Others on the Fringe: Political Extremism in America''], Prometheus Books, Buffalo, New York, 1992, (ISBN 0-87975-680-2), pgs. 125-131.</ref> ''[[National Guardian]]'' in October 1948. Pro-Communist writers such as [[Agnes Smedley]], [[KGB]] operative [[Anna Louise Strong]] and [[Wilfred Burchett]] contributed significantly to Aronson's and Belfrage's publication.  The Report on Communist Activities in [[California]] cited the ''Guardian'' under Aronson's editorship as "a medium for the spreading of the most vicious kind of Communist propaganda, this publication ranks with the  
''People's World'' in California and the ''[[Daily Worker]]''"<ref>[http://content.cdlib.org/view?docId=kt396n99b3&doc.view=frames&chunk.id=d0e3351&toc.depth=1&toc.id=d0e3195&brand=oac&query=Red%20Stars%201960%20Cinema%20Educational%20Guild Communist Activities in California]</ref>
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''People's World'' in California and the ''[[Daily Worker]]'' in New York."<ref>[http://content.cdlib.org/view?docId=kt396n99b3&doc.view=frames&chunk.id=d0e3351&toc.depth=1&toc.id=d0e3195&brand=oac&query=Red%20Stars%201960%20Cinema%20Educational%20Guild Communist Activities in California]</ref>
  
 
==Career==
 
==Career==
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Prior to the ''Guardian'' Aronson worked in the Sunday Department of the ''[[New York Times]]'' and later ''Frontpage,'' the journal of the New York Newspaper Guild.<ref>[http://library.bloomu.edu/Archives/SC/RadicalNewsletters/Counterattack/19480723.pdf Counterattack], Letter No. 61, July 23, 1948.</ref>
 
Prior to the ''Guardian'' Aronson worked in the Sunday Department of the ''[[New York Times]]'' and later ''Frontpage,'' the journal of the New York Newspaper Guild.<ref>[http://library.bloomu.edu/Archives/SC/RadicalNewsletters/Counterattack/19480723.pdf Counterattack], Letter No. 61, July 23, 1948.</ref>
  
Aronson, in sworn testimony before the [[Senate Internal Security Subcommittee]] on January 4, 1956, invoked the [[fifth amendment]] as a basis for refusal to testify as to whether or not he accepted directives from the publications commission of the [[Communist Party]], as well as to his membership in the Communist Party.<ref>[http://www.archive.org/texts/flipbook/flippy.php?id=uscommunistparty02unit U. S. Communist Party assistance to foreign Communist governments ; (Medical Aid to Cuba Committee and Friends of British Guiana) :] hearings before the [[Committee on Un-American Activities]], House of Representatives, Eighty-seventh Congress, second session, November 14 [-15] 1962, p. 2031.</ref>   
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Aronson, in sworn testimony before the [[Senate Internal Security Subcommittee]] on January 4, 1956, invoked the [[fifth amendment]] as a basis for refusing to testify as to whether or not he accepted directives from the publications commission of the [[Communist Party]], as well as to his membership in the Communist Party.<ref>[http://www.archive.org/texts/flipbook/flippy.php?id=uscommunistparty02unit U. S. Communist Party assistance to foreign Communist governments ; (Medical Aid to Cuba Committee and Friends of British Guiana) :] hearings before the [[Committee on Un-American Activities]], House of Representatives, Eighty-seventh Congress, second session, November 14 [-15] 1962, p. 2031.</ref>   
  
Aronson was a sponsor of the [[American Committee for the Foreign Born]], a cited [[Glossary_of_espionage_terms#Fronts_and_cutouts|Communist front]] group on the [[Attorney General's list]] of [[subversive]] organizations, along with [[Frank Marshall Davis]], [[Abe Feinglass]], and [[Scott Nearing]].<ref>[http://www.usasurvival.org/docs/am.comm4.born.pdf Who Was Frank Marshall Davis and the American Committee for the Protection of the Foreign Born], usasurvival.org, pp. 1, 2.</ref>
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Aronson was a sponsor of the [[American Committee for the Foreign Born]], a cited [[Communist front]] group on the [[Attorney General's list]] of [[subversive]] organizations, along with [[Frank Marshall Davis]], [[Abe Feinglass]], and [[Scott Nearing]].<ref>[http://www.usasurvival.org/docs/am.comm4.born.pdf Who Was Frank Marshall Davis and the American Committee for the Protection of the Foreign Born], usasurvival.org, pp. 1, 2.</ref>
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After [[Cedric Belfrage]] was deported to [[Great Britain]] in August 1955, Aronson continued to publish the National Guardian until 1967, when he resigned when [[New Left]] members of the staff took the paper over. They changed the paper’s name to the ''Guardian''.
  
 
==Further reading==
 
==Further reading==
*Testimony of James Aronson, Executive Sessions of the [[Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations]], Eighty-third Congress, 1953-1954, Vol. 2 p. 1135-49, 1154-55.                     
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*[http://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/resources/pdf/Volume2.pdf Testimony of James Aronson], Executive Sessions of the [[Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations]], Eighty-third Congress, 1953-1954, Vol. 2 p.&nbsp;1135–49, 1154-55.                     
  
 
==See also==
 
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Allan James Aronson (died October 21, 1988), was a Soviet propagandist who along with KGB operative Cedric Belfrage, founded the radical[1] extremist[2] National Guardian in October 1948. Pro-Communist writers such as Agnes Smedley, KGB operative Anna Louise Strong and Wilfred Burchett contributed significantly to Aronson's and Belfrage's publication. The Report on Communist Activities in California cited the Guardian under Aronson's editorship as "a medium for the spreading of the most vicious kind of Communist propaganda, this publication ranks with the People's World in California and the Daily Worker in New York."[3]

Career

Prior to the Guardian Aronson worked in the Sunday Department of the New York Times and later Frontpage, the journal of the New York Newspaper Guild.[4]

Aronson, in sworn testimony before the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee on January 4, 1956, invoked the fifth amendment as a basis for refusing to testify as to whether or not he accepted directives from the publications commission of the Communist Party, as well as to his membership in the Communist Party.[5]

Aronson was a sponsor of the American Committee for the Foreign Born, a cited Communist front group on the Attorney General's list of subversive organizations, along with Frank Marshall Davis, Abe Feinglass, and Scott Nearing.[6]

After Cedric Belfrage was deported to Great Britain in August 1955, Aronson continued to publish the National Guardian until 1967, when he resigned when New Left members of the staff took the paper over. They changed the paper’s name to the Guardian.

Further reading

See also

Bibliography

  • The Press and the Cold War, James Aronson, Boston: Beacon Press, 1970.
  • Something to Guard: The Stormy Life of the National Guardian, 1948-1967, by Cedric Belfrage and James Aronson (Columbia University Press, New York), 1978.

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