How Communists Operate: An Interview with J. Edgar Hoover


This story originally appeared in the August 11, 1950, issue of U.S.News & World Report.

The teachings of Communism are directed toward one final result—world
revolution and the triumph of international Communism. The achievement
of this aim would mean the violent and complete destruction of the
American Government. Any person who subscribes to these teachings,
regardless of his reason, is working against American democracy and for
the benefit of international Communism’s chief leader, Soviet Russia
. –  J. Edgar Hoover

Q Do your investigations show that the basic allegiance of a Communist is to a foreign government rather than our own Government?

A Most emphatically. As I mentioned in my previous answer, the ultimate loyalty of fully indoctrinated Communist Party members is to Moscow. Stalin is represented as the foremost leader of international Communism, the omnipotent oracle from whom all wisdom flows. The Communist Party is today a Trojan horse of disloyalty, coiled like a serpent in the very heart of America.

Today, that allegiance is to Putin…

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