A hardline Communist, Davis supported the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968 and relished being a guest of Fidel Castro in Cuba — where she went immediately following her acquittal. But her greatest love was for the Soviet Union and the Eastern European countries it ruled over. In 1979, Davis received the Lenin Peace Prize (once known as the Stalin Peace Prize). Russian writer Vitaly Korotich, who met her in Moscow, noted later that Davis was “a useful tool for the Brezhnev government, used to bolster Communist ideals and speak out against the West during the Cold War.” When she left the Soviet Union, Davis stood on top of the ladder ascending to the entrance of her plane, her fist in the revolutionary salute, told the crowd of well-wishers, “Long live the science of Marxism-Leninism.” Read more»
Ronald Radosh, “The Angela Davis Moment: The Elite Media Canonize an Apologist for Revolutionary Violence and Totalitarianism,” November 19, 2020.
I remember those days. I had a friend from China who asked me why the US government didn’t arrest and execute that woman.
Lenin had a term for people like her from other countries who supported communism and the USSR, “useful idiots.”