The Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the U. S. Congress
By Trevor Loudon
Date Review Posted: October 7, 2014
Author: Trevor Loudon
Release Date: 2013
Web Site: http://www.trevorloudon.com/
Related Blog: http://www.trevorloudon.com/ New Zeal Blog
CCCCC (A case could be made that I would only review the best of the best because if while reading a book it does not hold my interest, I would not finish it and therefore would not review it.)
Format: This is a book based on facts that cover the past 70 to 80 years of the U. S. Government and its Congressional Leaders.
Reason For Reading THIS book: I watched the movie, Agenda; Grinding America Down (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUMOWZc8PU8) and one of the featured speakers was Trevor Loudon and I was impressed by his understanding of what is happening in American politics and why America is so important to the world, especially during the current series of wars and terrorist attacks.
Number Of Times I Have Read This Book: Only once.
Brief Summary of Content:
Some of the Chapter Titles; all Socialist and/or Communist organizations and their memberships
How the Soviets Destroyed a U. S. Military Alliance
The Cesar Chavez Holiday Campaign
Latino Immigrants: Tools of the Left
The Vietnam Scan
Communist Party USA
Committees of Correspondence
Communist Workers Party/Asian Americans for Equality
Freedom Road Socialist Organization
Workers World Party
Democratic Socialists of America
Institute for Policy Studies
Campaign for America's Future
Progressive Democrats of America
21st Century Democrats
World Peace Council
Council for a Livable World
Congressional Progressive Caucus
Congressional Black Caucus
Congressional Hispanic Caucus
Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus
CONGRESSIONAL PROFILES AND THEIR LINKS TO SOCIALIST AND/OR COMMUNIST ORGANIZATION
This is one scary book. I read a great deal and frankly, I was unaware of most of the organizations mentioned but more importantly the relationships between these Socialist and/or Communist organizations and prominent Americans but far more importantly members of the U. S. House of Representatives and the U. S. Senate. It also outlines the affect the organizations had on these elected officials to help drive the direction of the Democratic Party and America through elections and political influence. THIS IS JUST SCARY STUFF!
Towards the end of the book there are 64 bibliographies included of some of the elected officials that have either direct Socialist and/or Communist ties or who are consciously or unconsciously being influenced by Socialist and/or Communist organizations.
Who Should Read the Book? Anyone interested in history. Anyone who is concerned about the future of a Capitalistic America and anyone who is interested in the direction being taken by the Democratic Party. Regarding the last - I would be shocked if a current American who says he or she is a Democrat and who reads this book would be happy with what they read or satisfied with the direction the Democratic Party is currently taking. It is not an easy book to read but WOW, the content!
Final Test: Would I read the book again? Probably not but not because it is not worth reading, but rather once read it becomes more of a reference book for your library.