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Corliss Lamont

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Corliss Lamont
American philosopher and Soviet Union apologist.

In 1930s he wrote a book praising the Soviet Union.

In 1936 he started the magazine Marxist Quarterly. In 1937 he endorsed Josef Stalin and the trial outcome of the Moscow trials against Leon Trotsky.

Lamont was a key founder of the National Council of American-Soviet Friendship. He served as its first chairman from 1943 to 1947.

Lamont ran for the U.S. Senate from New York, in 1952 on the American Labor ticket and come in fourth.

In 1959, Lamont became an enthusiastic supporter of Fidel Castro and his revolutionary government in Cuba.

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