New England Authors - Dan Lynn Watt - Growing up a Communist in America

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Few people know what it's like to have your house bugged by the FBI, or to have to run away to Mexico, or to see your friends arrested, but that's what happened in the 1940s and 1950s. Watt grew up in such a household, supporting labor unions and opposing Jim Crow, but also believing that the Soviet Union was a worker's paradise. Watt is candid both about the naivete' of his parents as well as the idealism. He reads stories from his memoir and tells the story of a biology teacher who expressed reservations about Senator McCarthy and then disappeared.

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