U.S. Communists were in a swivet. Earl Browder, the guy they had booted off their top pedestal, was staying longer & longer in Moscow, hobnobbing with Soviet bigwigs. What was he up to? What was going on?

Last week the Browder star was shining even brighter. Off to Russia to join Fallen Angel Browder was his most ardent disciple, a shy, little-known, well-heeled U.S. businessman named Abraham A. Heller, who was also the longtime financial angel of U.S. radicals.

For 40 years Abraham Heller had moved unobtrusively in the shadowy half-world of the U.S. far left wing. Born in Minsk, Russia,...

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