september 27 2013
When the Second World War ended, U.S. prestige among progressive and
revolutionary forces through-out the world was never greater. Under the New Deal government of Franklin Roosevelt, the U.S. had served as the center of the “allied powers,” holding a coalition of the British empire, under
conservative leadership seeking to maintain its empire, and the Soviet
Union, under Communist leadership fighting a war of survival and liberation
for its own people and the people of Europe, together to defeat the fascist
imperialist Axis powers.