THE NATION: We Would Oppose

For an instant, like heat lightning, an announcement dimly outlined a far horizon. There had been a shake-up in Soviet Russia's high command. The world was left to wonder about the details and the meaning of this dark, distant scene.

Another announcement was like a bolt striking close at hand, sharply outlining the neighborhood right around home. It came from William Z. Foster and Eugene Dennis, the two top American-born bosses of the U.S. Communist Party. The bold net of their announcement, stripped of its tortuous Communist lingo, was that their primary allegiance belonged not to their homeland but to...

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