Schwartz is a world class writer and has a razor sharp mind. Unlike Ducky he recounts the Red Glory era of the 1930 with a candid look at the charachters. Those of us who read about the Era from Steinbeck or in history haiographies miss the subtlties of the era.
Schwartz explains the corporate structure of Communist life. Schartz is well equiped to descibe this life as a former commie himself. Communism was a job for its adherents. There is no independence and all policies come straight from management with zero tolerance for dissent. As in a corporation talentless hacks who are connected often rise through the ranks.
Communism was marketed much like Pepsi as the wave of the future. Deranged sorts like Brown still have not learned from the obvious failures. However Communist themselves were failures in life who needed a cause to make their worthless lives whole. The fact that the cause turned out to be neo slavery was a minor detail.
The era of labor radicalism did contain many abuses by ownership that were real. However Commies looked to exploit those grievences to promote themselves. This is the real reason they organize Peace and illegal alien protests. In many cases the workers suffered due to the trouble caused by agitators.
The chapter also describes Commie finks organizing and aiding revolutions abroad in direct conflict with US law. Commies are quick to denounce the US governments interference but say little about their own busy body tendencies. Moreover nobody elected them to represent us.
The chapter also deals with foreign Commie agents wreaking havoc in the USA before WW2. Communists were a group controlled by a hostile government and sought the violent overthrow of the US government. They were criminals from their inception and despite extensive PR attempts were never idealist as much as cultists and appologists for a genocidal system.