The response by Pugliese ['50s/'60s Redbaiting]

Jim Farmelant farmelantj at juno.com
Mon Jan 13 13:42:22 MST 2003


Michael Harrington at least had the good grace to
at least partially repent his redbaiting against
Tom Hayden and the early SDS, even if he
never totally abandoned his anticommunism.

And yes many of todays neocons are "graduates"
from organizations like YPSL and SDUSA.  It is amazing
how many officials of the Reagan and the two Bush
administrations are former "leftists" from these
types of organizations.

Jim F.

On Mon, 13 Jan 2003 15:34:33 EST MarkVA39 at aol.com writes:
> I want to thank Jim F. for his post.  I hadn't thought of Steve
> Kelman for
> ages, but Jim's precisely correct.  Let's not forget, however, that
> YPSL at
> that time represented the worst in so-called State Department
> "socialism,"
> nor that Mike Harrington engaged in similar red-baiting against Tom
> Hayden
> and SDS when that organization was the youth affiliate of the League
> for
> Industrial Democracy.
>
> The roster of the 1960's YPSL reads like a "Who's Who" in
> neo-conservativism
> today.
>
> Best,
> Mark
>
>

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