What if Reagan had joined the Party?

[HOWARD] FAST: "Happened after he got to Hollywood. Reagan got carried away by stories of the Communist Party helping the unemployed, the homeless, the dispossessed. Some of his friends, people he respected, were Party members. So he turned to them. Said he wanted to become a communist ... Said he was determined to join. They discussed it with the local Party leader, who asked around, and word came back that Reagan was a flake ... They said Reagan couldn't be trusted with a political opinion for more than 20 minutes. So the decision was taken to prevent him from joining, but to use him as a friend of the Party."

Dutch: A Memoir of Ronald Reagan by Edmund Morris




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