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ISBN: 0252028864
Author: Ronald Cohen,Robert M. Lichtman
Language: English
Publisher: University of Illinois Press (February 24, 2004)
Pages: 248
Category: Politics & Government
Subcategory: Politics
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Robert M. Lichtman, a lawyer who has already written on his subject, having co-authored Deadly Force: Harvey Matusow and the Informer System in the McCarthy Era, demonstrates that the Supreme Court itself was no exception

Robert M. Lichtman, a lawyer who has already written on his subject, having co-authored Deadly Force: Harvey Matusow and the Informer System in the McCarthy Era, demonstrates that the Supreme Court itself was no exception. Between October 1949 and October 1961, he found, the Court, under attack and seeking to placate public opinion and avoid court-curbing legislation, employed a wide range of strategies to protect unpopular dissenters. while avoiding more confrontational decisions that would have jeopardized its independence

Deadly Farce presents Harvey Matusow, a young Bronx "wise guy" who became a. .Book DescriptionNo issue so possessed the nation in the first half of the 1950s as alleged Communist subversion in the United States.

Deadly Farce presents Harvey Matusow, a young Bronx "wise guy" who became a Communist Party member, an undercover FBI i. Deadly Farce presents Harvey Matusow, a young Bronx "wise guy" who became a Communist Party member, an undercover FBI informer inside the Party, and then a leading witness for the government during the McCarthy era-until he recanted his testimony. His story illuminates a disturbing time in American history, one with renewed relevance today.

Harvey Matusow and the Informer System in the McCarthy Era.

Robert M. Lichtman, Ronald Coh. Are you sure you want to remove Deadly Farce from your list? Deadly Farce. Harvey Matusow and the Informer System in the McCarthy Era. by Robert M. Lichtman, Ronald Cohen. Published April 1, 2008 by University of Illinois Press.

The book traces the rise and fall of Harvey Matusow, a wise-guy, professional informer-witness of the McCarthy era, whose dramatic recantation led to his own imprisonment but hastened the end of the era. No issue so possessed the nation in the first half of the 1950s as alleged Communist. No issue so possessed the nation in the first half of the 1950s as alleged Communist subversion in the United States. Communist Party member, an undercover FBI informer in The book traces the rise and fall of Harvey Matusow, a wise-guy, professional informer-witness of the McCarthy era, whose dramatic recantation led to his own imprisonment but hastened the end of the era.

Harvey Matusow, a celebrity informant for the government during the McCarthy Era, retracted his testimony in 1955, leading to the dissolution of the Justice Department's stable of paid informers. Robert M. Lichtman and Ronald D. Cohen draw on FBI records, court transcripts, personal interviews, private papers, and other primary sources to describe the unusual role of Matusow and other ex-Communist informer-witnesses

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Some error text about your books and stuff. Deadly Farce Harvey Matusow and the Informer System in the McCarthy Era. by Ronald D. Cohen. viii, 227p.

Deadly Farce"presents Harvey Matusow, a young Bronx "wise guy" who became a Communist Party member, an undercover FBI informer inside the Party, and then a leading witness for the government during the McCarthy era-until he recanted his testimony

Deadly Farce"presents Harvey Matusow, a young Bronx "wise guy" who became a Communist Party member, an undercover FBI informer inside the Party, and then a leading witness for the government during the McCarthy era-until he recanted his testimony.

Lichtman, Robert M. and Cohen, Ronald. Deadly Farce: Harvey Matusow and the Informer System in the McCarthy Era. University of Illinois Press, 2004. Decca: The Letters of Jessica Mitford, ed. Frustrations: Guerrilla War Against Computers. "Harvey Matusow, 75, an Anti-Communist Informer, Dies," New York Times, February 4, 2002, pg. B7. Further reading.

Deadly Farce presents Harvey Matusow, a young . But as the era continued, instances of perjury began to appear. Lichtman, a Washington lawyer for nearly thirty years, has practiced in San Francisco since 1986.

Deadly Farce presents Harvey Matusow, a young Bronx u0022wise guyu0022 who became a Communist Party member, an undercover FBI informer inside the Party, and then a leading witness for the government during the McCarthy era-until he recanted his testimony. Harvey Matusow's sensational recantation in 1955 gave him his biggest audience yet. It led to the dissolution of the Justice Department's informer stable and ended the public's infatuation with the group.

No issue so possessed the nation in the first half of the 1950s as alleged Communist subversion in the United States. Deadly Farce presents Harvey Matusow, a young Bronx "wise guy" who became a Communist Party member, an undercover FBI informer inside the Party, and then a leading witness for the government during the McCarthy era - until he recanted his testimony. His story illuminates a disturbing time in American history, one with renewed relevance today.Matusow was easily the most flamboyant of the "professional" ex-Communists, an aspiring celebrity informer who considered himself "booked" by Congressional committees not just to testify, but to entertain. He testified that Communists fostered loose sex, taught politicized Mother Goose rhymes to small children, and tried to infiltrate the Boy Scouts. He also named more than 200 people as Communists and was a prosecution witness in major criminal cases.Robert M. Lichtman and Ronald D. Cohen draw on FBI records, court transcripts, personal interviews, private papers, and other primary sources, most never before utilized, to describe the unusual role of ex-Communist informer-witnesses during the McCarthy era.

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