By Richard Sanders, Editor, Press for Conversion!
Seldes was a foreign correspondent during WWI and WWII. He was one of America's leading anti-fascist writers and media critics. He helped to reveal information about the corporate plot to oust President Roosevelt. He exposed the fascist connections of the American Liberty League, the National Association of Manufacturers and many of the corporate leaders behind the fascist plot against FDR. (In his book 1000 Americans, he included research on the fascist coup plot to oust FDR and the media coverup. Click here to read an excerpt.)
He edited In Fact, a weekly anti-fascist paper which was blacklisted by Senator McCarthy's during the anti-communist witch-hunts of the UnAmerican Activities Committee. Seldes also wrote 20 books including: You Cant Print That! (1929), Iron, Blood and Profits: An Exposure of the World-Wide Munitions Racket (1934), Freedom of the Press (1935), Sawdust Caesar: The Untold History of Mussolini and Fascism (1936), Lords of the Press (1938), Facts and Fascism (1943), 1000 Americans (1947), People Dont Know: American Press & the Cold War (1949), Never Tire of Protesting (1968), Even the Gods Cant Change History (1976), and The Witness to a Century (1987).
Source: Press for Conversion! magazine, Issue # 53, "Facing the Corporate Roots of American Fascism," March 2004. Published by the Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade.
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