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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 significanly 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''' (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  
 
''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>
 
''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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*''Something to Guard: The Stormy Life of the National Guardian, 1948-1967'', by Cedric Belfrage and James Aronson (Columbia University Press, New York), 1978.
 
*''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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Revision as of 13:02, 30 July 2009

Allan James Aronson (d. 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"[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 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.[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]

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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