Not Well Reds

The Anti-Communist Manifestos: Four Books That Shaped the Cold War
by John V. Fleming
W.W. Norton & Co., Inc., 2009
(362 pages, $27.95, hardcover)

reviewed by Richard M. Reinsch II

In his highly engrossing book, The Anti-Communist Manifestos: Four Books that Shaped the Cold War, John V. Fleming, professor emeritus of literature at Princeton, recovers four texts—Arthur Koestler’s Darkness at Noon (1940) , Richard Krebs’s Out of the Night (1941), Victor Kravchenko’s I Chose Freedom (1946), and Whittaker Chambers’s Witness (1952)—that unmasked the existential truth that Communism offered to its believers. In . . .

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