The Life and Lies of Paul Crouch: Communist, Opportunist, by Gregory S. Taylor

By Gregory S. Taylor

“Gives higher intensity to our figuring out of individuals within the Communist celebration, and particularly of these who left and gave testimony opposed to their former comrades.”—Robert Korstad, writer of Civil Rights Unionism

 

“A welcome boost to the old literature on American anticommunism.”—Jeff Woods, writer of Black fight, purple Scare

 

“Incisive, provocative, considerate, jargon-free, a very good learn. A balanced understandable account that weaves jointly Crouch’s existence and his era’s advanced, careworn political history.”—Daniel Leab, writer of I was once a Communist for the FBI: The existence and unsatisfied instances of Matt Cvetic

 

Paul Crouch (1903–1955) used to be a naïve, ill-educated recruit who discovered a kinfolk, a livelihood, and a bigger romantic reason within the Communist celebration. He spent greater than fifteen years organizing American employees, assembly with Soviet leaders, and attempting to infiltrate the U.S. army with Communist squaddies. As public perceptions of Communism shifted after WWII, Crouch’s financial disasters, greed, and hope for reputation morphed him right into a vehement ideologue for the anti-Communist movement.

           
During 5 years as a paid executive informer, he named Robert Oppenheimer, Charlie Chaplin, etc as Communists, asserted that the Communist conspiracy had reached the very doorsteps of the White condominium, and claimed the civil rights move was once Communist encouraged. In 1954, a lot of Crouch’s testimony was once uncovered as perjury, yet he remained defiant to the end.

           
How, and why, one individual—once referred to as the main harmful guy in America—could turn into a faithful foot soldier on either side of the chilly warfare ideological divide is the topic of this interesting, incisive biography.

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