Eradicating Radicals

" I now ask that you remove your carcasses without the door," said John L. Lewis, President of the United Mine Workers at the Scranton Convention of coal miners. He was addressing three "communists" who sat in the gallery.

Mr. Lewis' request was the climax—or almost the climax—of an attempt to rid the union of communists masquerading under various titles: " The Progressive International Committee of the United Mine Workers of America," " The Trades Union Educational League" and others. Previously in an official statement the...

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