Aptheker and Samarin at Yale

Brookhiser, Richard
November 1976
National Review;11/26/1976, Vol. 28 Issue 45, p1289
The article discusses the controversies involving Communist Party, U.S.A. member Herbert Aptheker and Russian literature professor Vladimir Sokolov-Samarin at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. It describes the difficulty experienced by Aptheker in his struggle to teach an academic course on the life and thoughts of W. E. B. DuBois. The controversy was fought on the level of academic qualifications while the case of Sokolov-Samarin was conducted on a different plane. It argues that what drove the opponents of Sokolov-Samarin was moral outrage.


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