RADICALS: Ruthenberg

In capitalistic Washington, State Department officials stuck to the story of the ogre that is Bolshevism, refused passports to Socialists, rebuked far-away Mexico for communistic tendencies. In Chicago their archenemy, Comrade Charles E. Ruthenberg, master-Bolshevik, eyes hope-haunted with a thousand failures, lay still, died. Throughout the U. S. tiny bands of comrades mourned. "He was," said the Daily Worker, communist newssheet, "the sole outstanding figure who carried over into our party the very best traditions of the pre-War socialist movement.... We expected to write soon that he had gone to prison...

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