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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 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>   
 
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>   
  
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 [[Glossary_of_espionage_terms#Fronts_and_cutouts|Communist front]] group on the [[Attorney General's list]] of [[subversive]] organizations, along with [[Frank Marshall Davis]], a founding member of the [[U.S. Peace Council]] [[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>
  
 
==Further reading==
 
==Further reading==

Revision as of 13:18, 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, a founding member of the U.S. Peace Council Abe Feinglass, and Scott Nearing.</ref>Who Was Frank Marshall Davis and the American Committee for the Protection of the Foreign Born, usasurvival.org, pp. 1, 2.</ref>

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.

References