Have to say I'm unsurprised that former Labor senator Arthur Gietzelt was a secret member of the Communist Party of Australia and was trying to wrest control of the ALP for the communists, but John Wheeldon too? (Though he moved to right later on and that's how I remember him, and hence my surprise.) Tom Uren as well?
Hmm, maybe all those fears about communist subversion weren't that unreasonable after all eh?
Certainly remember this the next time some spotty undergraduate, who knows little about anything, uses "reds under the bed" as a method to poke fun at the supposed simple-minded paranoia of those who speak about what was a very real threat to free societies.
Former Labor premier of New South Wales, Mr Bob Carr, writes about Aarons' new book in this morning's The Australian: