From New International, Vol.4 No.1, January 1938, p.28.
Transcribed & marked up by Einde O’Callaghan for ETOL.
The private lives of Stalinist functionaries are now to be investigated in preparation for a purge in the Communist Party, according to Earl Browder, writing in the Daily Worker (Dec. 3, 1937).
WE MUST begin to examine the private lives of all of our leading cadres as a necessary and unavoidable part of the guarantee of the political integrity of our Party. And this applies to everybody, from top to bottom. And to the degree that we find problems that cannot be corrected, let us know in advance that there is always a final way of guaranteeing the Party against dangers – that is, removing people from responsible positions ...
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