National Affairs: Absurd

The lean, sad-eyed son of a North Carolina Baptist preacher, Paul Crouch drifted away from the South at 21. He joined the U.S. Army, preached Communism to his buddies at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii, was court-martialed and sent to Alcatraz. After serving three years there, he was dressed out in 1928 and turned to full-time work for Communism. In 1942 he broke with the party.

A decade later, Paul Crouch started a new career: in August 1951 the U.S.

Department of Justice hired Crouch as a consultant and expert witness on Communism. Since then he has been a witness in dozens of Smith...

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