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The Forsaken: An American Tragedy in Stalin’s Russia

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In the 1930’s at the height of The Great Depression, thousands of Americans journeyed to the Soviet Union, lured by the promise of jobs, prosperity and a new life in the Utopia created by Stalin’s Communist Party.  This volume is a disturbing revelation if the fate of these – our countrymen – who were ignored and then abandoned by our government and left to often short, brutal lives ended by starvation, disease, torture or mercifully by a bullet.   Not since Alexander Solzhenitsyn or Robert Couquet have I read something as powerful as this volume about the evil of communism and the brutality that Man is capable of inflicting on his Fellow Man in the name of a great ideological myth.

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Hemmingway, a senior editor at The Federalist, and Carrie Severino, chief counsel and policy director at the Judicial Crisis Network

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