Left and Right

Why the Futile Crusade?

Left and Right Journal cover

Sidney Lens, by his analysis of the roots of the Cold War In The Futile Crusade, Anti-Communism as American Credo, challenges observers of American politics to a total re-examination of the American political scene. Lens demolishes the anti-Communist crusade's claim to be the preserver of individual liberty by contrasting the claim with its actual policy of Cold War militarism and political control "which subvert the individualist elan which is the mainspring of democracy."

Volume 1, Number 1; Spring 1965


Liggio, Leonard P. "Why the Futile Crusade?" Left and Right 1, No. 1 (Spring 1965): 23-63.

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