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New York IntellectualsThe Rise and Decline of the Anti-Stalinist Left From the 1930s to the 1980s$
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Alan M. Wald

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781469635941

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635941.001.0001

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Dissident Communists

Dissident Communists

(p.46) Chapter 2 Dissident Communists
New York Intellectuals

Alan M. Wald

University of North Carolina Press

The development of an anti-Stalinist Left among pro-Communist intellectuals is explored. Receiving special treatment are the pages of Menorah Journal and the activities of some of its contributors, along with intellectuals attracted to the American Workers Party and those involved in the National Committee for the Defense of Political Prisoners and League of Professionals. James Rorty and Charles Rumford Walker are among activists described A sustained analysis of Tess Slesinger’s novel The Unpossessed is presented in the context of this background.

Keywords:   anti-Stalinism, Menorah Journal, National Committee for the Defense of Political Prisoners, League of Professionals, James Rorty, Charles Rumford Walker, Tess Slesinger, The Unpossessed

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