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Death to FascismLouis Adamic's Fight for Democracy$
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John P. Enyeart

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780252042508

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.5622/illinois/9780252042508.001.0001

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“Peace as a World Race Problem”

“Peace as a World Race Problem”

The Anti-imperialist in an Anticommunist World, 1944–48

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Death to Fascism

John P. Enyeart

University of Illinois Press

At the end of World War II, Louis Adamic joined other antifascists in arguing that although the Axis Powers would be defeated, its fascist ethic would live on. A true democratic victory included committing to racial and ethnic justice at home and abroad, expanding workers’ rights, and establishing the right of nations to self-determination. Adamic attempted to advance his beliefs by working on former vice president Henry Wallace’s 1948 bid for president on the Progressive party ticket, going on lecture tours with Paul Robeson, and battling anticommunists, especially Catholics. Adamic’s ties to Josip Broz Tito and W. E. B. DuBois as well as his broader anticolonialist outlook, which included his view that white supremacy threatened the world, are key features of this chapter.

Keywords:   Louis Adamic, immigrants, Progressive Party, Henry Wallace, assimilation, pluralism, colonialism, anticolonialism, antifascism, W. E. B. DuBois, Josip Broz Tito, Joseph Stalin, racism, communism, anticommunism, fascists, fascism, workers’ rights, self-determination, Paul Robeson, Catholicism, white supremacy

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