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Candidate Blumenthal in the sixties: Communism not ‘radical’

Posted on July 2 2010 3:45 am
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by Alex Pappas

While a student at Harvard during the sixties, Richard Blumenthal, now the Democratic candidate for Senate in Connecticut, penned a magazine article about a well-known student Vietnam-era protest group, writing that “communism is no longer radical.”

But was this article an example of objective reporting, or an expression of Blumenthal’s personal views?

Marla Romash, a spokeswoman for the campaign, said Blumenthal was not expressing his own beliefs, and has never believed in that statement about communism. “He was reporting on the views of others,” she said.

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