Harvey MatusowHarvey Matusow, a professional excommunist anticommunist witness, said:
I was not a leader in the Communist Party. I was a communist flunky in a club on the Lower East Side of New York, and through a few lies I built myself up into an expert on communism.
quoted from "Strategy and Tactics of World Communism: The Significance of the Matusow Case," Hearing before the Subcommittee to Investigate the Administration of the Internal Security Act, U.S. Senate, 84th Congress, Feb. 21, 1955, part 1, p. 46.
Matthew Cvetic and Herbert Philbrick played similar roles as ex-communist informants. The film I Was a Communist for the FBI was based on Cvetic's story.
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