I've been looking for communist tracts and pamphlets, and in the process I've found a few anti-communist tracts like below.
**Document #1: How to Spot a Communist**
Background: This is a pamphlet prepared by the U.S. First Army Headquarters in 1955, but was
reprinted in popular magazines in the 1950s
**How to Spot a Communist**
Events of recent years have made it obvious that there is no fool-proof way of detecting a Communist. The Communist individual is no longer a "type" exemplified by the bearded and coarse revolutionary with time bomb in briefcase. U.S. Communists come from all walks of life,
profess all faiths, and exercise all trades and professions. In addition, the Communist Party, USA, has made concerted efforts to go underground for the purpose of infiltration.
If there is no fool-proof system in spotting a Communist, there are, fortunately, indications that may give him away. These indications are often subtle but always present, for the Communist, by reason of his "faith" must act and talk along certain lines.
While a … preference for long sentences is common to most Communist writing, a distinct
vocabulary provides the... more easily recognized feature of the "Communist Language."
Even a superficial reading of an article written by a Communist or a conversation with one will probably reveal the use of some of the following expressions: integrative thinking, vanguard, comrade, hootenanny, chauvinism, book-burning, syncretistic faith, bourgeois-nationalism, jingoism, colonialism, hooliganism, ruling class, progressive, demagogy, dialectical, witch-hunt,
reactionary, exploitation, oppressive, materialist.
This list, selected at random, could be extended almost indefinitely. While all of the above
expressions are part of the English language, their use by Communists is infinitely more
frequent than by the general public...
… In addition to these very general principles common to Communist tactics, a number of
specific issues have been part of the Communist arsenal for a long period of time. These issues
are raised not only by Communist appeals to the public, but also by the individual Party member
or sympathizer who is a product of his Communist environment. They include: "McCarthyism,"
violation of civil rights, racial or religious discrimination, immigration laws, anti-subversive
legislation, any legislation concerning labor unions, the military budget, "peace."
While showing standard opposition to certain standard issues, the U.S. Communist has
traditionally identified himself with certain activities in the hope of furthering his ultimate
purposes. Such hobbies as "folk dancing" and "folk music" have been traditionally allied with the
Communist movement in the United States...
A study such as this can lead to only one certain conclusion: There is no sure-fire way of
spotting a Communist... The principle difficulty involved is the distinction between the person
who merely dissents in the good old American tradition and the one who condemns for the
purpose of abolishing that tradition.
In attempting to find the answer to the question: "Is this man a Communist?" a checklist such as
this can prove helpful, although in itself it cannot provide the answer:
Does the individual use unusual language? ("Communist Language")
Does he stubbornly cling to Marxist ideals without being willing to question them?
Does he condemn our American institutions and praise those of Communist countries?
Does he pick on any event, even the most insignificant occurrences in this country for his
Is he secretive about certain of his contacts?
Does he belong to groups exploiting controversial subjects?
Above all, the approach to the problem of discovering Communists must be detached and
completely free from prejudice. Using some of the clues mentioned in this study in connection
with a factual approach provides the best system at present of spotting a Communist