Lot #270
J. Edgar Hoover Typed Letter Signed

"Adherents to communist ideology and its various interpretations, whether by Marx, Lenin, Trotsky or others, most certainly are deeply involved in such activities which further the cause of worldwide communism"
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Estimate: $200+

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"Adherents to communist ideology and its various interpretations, whether by Marx, Lenin, Trotsky or others, most certainly are deeply involved in such activities which further the cause of worldwide communism"

TLS, one page, 8 x 10.5, personal United States Department of Justice letterhead, February 4, 1971. Letter to A. H. Stedman II, clarifying a news story that misquoted Assistant to the Director William C. Sullivan, in part: "He stated that the Communist Party was not the sole factor involved in the unrest existing in our Nation today. He went on to explain the complexity of the matter and pointed out that, in addition to the Communist Party, there are communists and Marxists outside of their organization who are extremely active in campus unrest and who are engaged in violence of the worst kind, including bombing and arson. Mr. Sullivan has also advised me that he pointed out in his reply that the Communist Party does attempt to exploit troubled situations and in no way did he indicate the communists were not involved in fomenting disruptive activities and racial disorders. Adherents to communist ideology and its various interpretations, whether by Marx, Lenin, Trotsky or others, most certainly are deeply involved in such activities which further the cause of worldwide communism." Triple-matted and framed with a photo and nameplate to an overall size of 22 x 18. In fine condition.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Science & Tech
  • Dates: #622 - Ended December 08, 2021





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