McCormack-Dickstein Committee

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This House committee was named after its chairman and vice chairman, John W. McCormack and Samuel Dickstein. It was called the Special Committee on Un-American Activities Authorized to Investigate Nazi Propaganda and Certain Other Propaganda Activities. In 1934, it held public and private hearings in six cities, questioned hundreds of witnesses and collected testimony filling 4,300 pages. Its mandate was to get "information on how foreign subversive propaganda entered the U.S. and the organizations that were spreading it."

The Committee did investigate the plot to seize the White House, but was criticized by John Spivak, Smedley Butler and others, for not revealing – let alone questioning – the powerful men behind the plot.[1]


A Document by McCormack-Dickstein Committee

TitleDocument typePublication dateSubject(s)
Document:McCormack–Dickstein Committeetestimony,Congressional hearing1934Smedley Butler
Du Pont family
American Liberty League
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