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Does the ACLU have Communist roots? Was co-founder Roger Baldwin a Communist?

ACLU co-founder Communist roots
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Does the ACLU have Communist roots? Was co-founder Roger Baldwin a Communist?

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No, Roger Baldwin was not a communist. Like many of his contemporaries, he observed and wrote about the social and political issues in the early years of the Soviet Union, but later he wrote, “The Nazi-Soviet pact of 1939, a traumatic shock to me, ended any ambivalence I had about the Soviet Union, and all cooperation with Communists in united fronts.

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