Communists: Down with Bottomless Degeneracy!

It was, in every sense, a revival meeting. Gathered in quaint old Webster Hall, a onetime Greenwich Village ball room, were 1,000 delegates and ob servers attending the first open con gress held by the U.S. Communist Party in seven years. The Reds' aim during the five-day conference was to rebuild their fading cause by publicly exploiting the country's antiwar, civil rights and allied New Left movements.

All the same, the musty Old Left slogans festooning the hall in classic agitprop type attested to the fact that there has been little dialectical ecumenism...

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