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Kraditor, Aileen S.

Jimmy Higgins, the mental world of the American rank-and-file Communist, 1930-1958

Jimmy Higgins,
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Greenwood Press, New York. 1988, ix, 283p., very good condition in a slightly edge worn dj. Contributions in political science, no. 207. "The original Jimmy Higgins," per p.2, "was a fictional character invented early in this century by Ben Hanford, a prominent member of the Socialist Party). Comrade Jimmy was the ideal rank-and-file Communist: the anonymous, devoted comrade who sold the party's literature" &c &c. Author Kraditor was a party member, characterizes fellow rank and filers as "true believers" who live "in a mental world that [does] not reflect reality. Kraditor breaks with the conventional approach of simply treating Party members as farther-left-leaning liberals"

Cat.No: 20075

Price: $45.00

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