In This Review
Where We Came out

Where We Came out

By Granville Hicks

Viking, 1954, 250 pp.

Mr. Hicks, who was a Communist Party member from 1935 to 1939, reflects on that experience, the social and intellectual climate which fostered it, and the present measures taken against Communists. He did not become part of the apparatus, nor was his emotional involvement so deep as that of some other former Communists who have written of their life in the party, but for that reason his story is perhaps more representative, though less revealing of the hard core of the movement.