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Ronald Radosh

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Ronald Radosh (ˈreɪdɒʃ ; born 1937) is an American Social Conservative writer, professor, historian, and former Marxist. As he described in his memoirs, Radosh was, like his Ashkenazi Jewish parents, a member of the Communist Party of the United States of America until the exposure of the truth about Stalinism began during the Khrushchev Thaw. He later became an activist in the New Left against the Vietnam War. Radosh turned his attention in the late 1970s to Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, whom he believed were the innocent victims of a judicial murder. After studying declassified FBI documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act and interviewing their friends and associates, however, Radosh was forced to conclude that the Rosenbergs had indeed committed espionage for the Soviet KGB during the Manhattan Project and the Korean War, the crime for which they were both executed. When Radosh published his conclusions, despite his efforts to be balanced and objective, the American
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