chapter  1
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T HE REI S NOW A Y to tell the story of the curious life that happened to me without dealing with the fact that I was for many years what that old brute Senator Joseph McCarthy delighted in calling "a card-carrying member of the Communist Party." He had a way of saying it as if it were a spell to evoke Old Nick himself, and he shrouded each evocation of the devil in such nasty delight that you could fairly smell the smoke.