Friday, August 11, 2006

Andrey Vyshinsky re: Corliss Lamont, a great fumbler

Svetlana Chervonnaya reviews the Moscow archives a few days ago.
In March 9, 1950 reference sent to Andrey Vyshinsky in connection with the latter's reluctance to invite Corliss Lamont tothe USSR, Lamont is characterized as "a great fumbler and one of the hesitating liberals", and at the same time as a person who "has alwaysbeen connected with the progressive movement and supported itfinancially", and for this reason "to refuse Lamont to visit the USSR <…>would make his further use in carrying out progressive measures difficult."

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