Notable Deaths in 2014: Two Figures of the McCarthy Era

A wraith-like figure from the U.S.’s still-not-entirely forgotten anti-Communist past briefly flickered across the field of American historical perception in mid-October of this year. The revelation of the July death of David Greenglass, brother-in-law of Julius Rosenberg, resulted in nothing like the full-on cultural and political debates over the guilt or innocence of the couple […]

Raya Dunayevskaya on Roy Cohn

The Marxists Internet Archive has made available a 1954 column by Raya Dunayevskaya on Roy Cohn (1927-1986), Joseph McCarthy’s chief lawyer and lieutenant. The piece is titled “The Gang Lawyer” and appeared in Correspondence in February 1954. The timing of this piece was prescient, as it appeared shortly before the opening of the televised Army-McCarthy […]

Raya Dunayevskaya on the Communist Control Act of 1954

The Marxists Internet Archive has made available a 1954 piece by Raya Dunayevskaya on the deeply reactionary nature of the Communist Control Act (“On Both Sides of the Iron Curtain“), which, despite a few successful legal challenges since its passage, is still in effect. It appeared as her regular unsigned column in the September 18 […]