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John Kerrys Communist & Fellow Traveller Connections

John Kerrys Communist & Fellow Traveller Connections

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*NOTE: The term “fellow traveller” as used in this article series refers to someone who is not a member of the Communist Party (CP) but regularly engages in actions which advance the Party’s program. Some apparent fellow travellers may actually be “concealed party members”: members of the CP who conceal their membership. Which of these classifications is applicable to the Kerrys is a question this series leaves unresolved. This series does not argue for any direct evidence of Richard or John Kerry or other members of the Kerry family belonging to the CP. What this series does argue for is a consistent pattern of the Kerry family working with Communists and Communist fellow travellers in a way that advances the Communist program.
*NOTE: The term “fellow traveller” as used in this article series refers to someone who is not a member of the Communist Party (CP) but regularly engages in actions which advance the Party’s program. Some apparent fellow travellers may actually be “concealed party members”: members of the CP who conceal their membership. Which of these classifications is applicable to the Kerrys is a question this series leaves unresolved. This series does not argue for any direct evidence of Richard or John Kerry or other members of the Kerry family belonging to the CP. What this series does argue for is a consistent pattern of the Kerry family working with Communists and Communist fellow travellers in a way that advances the Communist program.

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John Kerry’s Communist Connections:
John Kerry’s Fellow Travellers*
 A 5-part series exposing John Kerry’s Communist connections.
Part 1: John Kerry’s Red Roots: Richard Kerry’s Left-Wing Legacy
By Fedora*
NOTE: The term “fellow traveller” as used in this article series refers to someone whois not a member of the Communist Party (CP) but regularly engages in actions whichadvance the Party’s program. Some apparent fellow travellers may actually be “concealed party members”: members of the CP who conceal their membership. Whichof these classifications is applicable to the Kerrys is a question this series leavesunresolved. This series does not argue for any direct evidence of Richard or John Kerryor other members of the Kerry family belonging to the CP. What this series does arguefor is a consistent pattern of the Kerry family working with Communists and Communistfellow travellersin a way that advances the Communist program.
Introduction
Previous articles have drawn attention to the liberal foreign policy orientation of JohnKerry’s father Richard Kerry. This article digs deeper into Richard Kerry’s background,exploring how his foreign policy views were influenced by Communist fellow travellersfrom Harvard Law School and the State Department, and how this influence was in turnpassed on from Richard Kerry to his children.
Foreground: Richard Kerry’s Career in Brief 
Summary of Richard Kerry’s Career
Notes:1915
Born
c.1930-1940
Educated at Andover, Yale, and HarvardLaw SchoolEmbraced legal teachings of Oliver Wendell Holmes andLouis Brandeis
c.1941-c.1943
Served in Army Air Corps
1944-1945
Taught at Groton School
 
1945-1949
Law partner at Palmer, Dodge, Chase & Davis
1949-1951
Office of General Counsel for the Navy
1951-1954
State Department: Bureau of UnitedNations AffairsWorked under Dean Acheson
1954-1956
State Department: Legal advisor to U.S.Mission toBerlin and U.S. Attorney forBerlinWorked for James Conant, metJean Monnet
1956-1958
State Department: Special assistant toWalter F. George, special ambassador toNATO
1958-1962
State Department: Chief of political sectionof American embassy inNorway
1962-2000
Retired from State Department, worked 5years as law partner of Ernest Sheldon atSheldon & Kerry
2000
DiedRichard Kerry was educated during the 1930s at Andover, Yale, and Harvard LawSchool, from which he graduated in 1940. He specialized in international law andembraced the legal teachings of former Harvard Law School professors Oliver WendellHolmes and Louis Brandeis. After his graduation from law school, he served in the Army Air Corps in World War II and taught at Groton School from 1944-1945 before taking a job with the Massachusetts law firm of Palmer, Dodge, Chase & Davis. In 1949 hemoved to Washington to work for the Office of General Counsel for the Navy, in thehope that this would help him land a job in the State Department. From 1951 to 1954he worked for the State Department as an attorney for the Bureau of United Nations Affairs, where he subscribed to a firm belief in the UN vision of a postwar globalgovernment. In late 1954 he accepted a post in Germany as a legal advisor to the U.S.Mission to Berlin and U.S. Attorney for Berlin, working under German HighCommissioner James Conant. While working under Conant in Berlin he became involvedin NATO diplomacy and European unification issues, and he established relationshipswith prominent European politicians involved in these issues, notably French politicianJean Monnet. In 1956 he was transferred to serve as special assistant to PresidentEisenhower’s special ambassador to NATO, Walter F. George. Then from 1958 to 1962he served as the chief of the political section of the American embassy in Norway. Afterretiring from the State Department in 1962 he spent five years working as the lawpartner of Ernest Sheldon in the Pepperell, Massachusetts law firm of Sheldon & Kerry.During his career with the State Department, Kerry adopted the view of diplomats inthe Truman administration who saw the Soviet threat as primarily a political threat toEurope rather than a military or ideological threat to global capitalism and democracy. Accordingly, he advocated that NATO and European unification should be higherpriorities for US foreign policy than containing or rolling back Communism. This positionput him increasingly at odds with Eisenhower’s Secretary of State John Foster Dulles
 
and later with the Kennedy administration. In 1962 he retired from diplomatic servicebecause he felt that no one was listening to his views, and he became a disgruntledcritic of US foreign policy. From 1965 on he opposed American involvement in Vietnam.In 1990, he wrote a book which attacked the premises of US foreign policy during theCold War, particularly during the Eisenhower and Reagan administrations. EchoingKennedy-Johnson administration advisor McGeorge Bundy, he characterized Dulles’ ideological opposition to the Soviet Union as an oversimplified “either/or” dualism, andadvocated instead what in his eyes was a moresophisticated relativism. As he put it, “Casting issues in the form of polar choices (for example: isolationism vs.interventionism) readily leads to the conclusion that if one is wrong, the other must beright. In a more relative view of the issue, both are likely to be wrong.” 
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Background Part 1: Richard Kerry’s Alma Mater: Harvard Law School
The Brandeis-Frankfurter Apparatus (some select members)
LouisBrandeis
Supreme CourtJustice 1916-1939Covertly engaged inactivism from the bench viaFrankfurterInfluenced RichardKerry’s legalphilosophy
FelixFrankfurter
Harvard LawSchool professor1914-1939;Supreme CourtJustice 1939-1962Staffed Judicial Branch andFranklin Rooseveltadministration withBrandeis’ agentsTaught at HarvardLaw School whileRichard Kerry was astudent
Jerome Frank 
General Counselto Agricultural Adjustment Administration(AAA), 1933-1935Hired Brandeis’ andFrankfurter’srecommendations toRoosevelt administration
 Alger Hiss,LeePressman,Nathan Witt,and others
Hired toAAAstarting in 1933,went on to othergovernmentagenciesRecommended byFrankfurter and hired byFrank to AAAIn 1945 Hisscofounded whatwould become theState Department’sBureau of UN Affairs,where Richard Kerrybegan working in1951
BenjaminCohenandThomasCorcoran
Key Rooseveltadministrationadvisors, 1933-1941Hosted nightly meetings of Frankfurter’s associates topromote pro-Communistlegislation, pushed forFrankfurter’s appointmentto the Supreme Court
Joseph Rauh,EdwardPrichard, andPhilip Graham
Worked withOffice of EmergencyManagement,1941-1942Former law clerks forFrankfurter, spied onRoosevelt administration forFrankfurter

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