COMMUNISTS: School's Out

For twelve years, the Jefferson School of Social Science had sent its students forth from a nine-story building on Manhattan's Avenue of the Americas grounded thoroughly, if not in the tenets of Jeffersonian democracy, at least in the ABCs of Marxism. Founded in 1944, the school flourished in its early years, hit a peak enrollment of an astonishing 14,000 in 1946-47. Sample courses: "Principles of Marxism (which postulates are valid for the U.S.?)"; "Guitar Playing and Song Leading I and II (with emphasis on the use of the guitar as a social...

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