By: Cliff Kincaid
Until I read The Devil and Bella Dodd, I thought the greatest defector from communism was Whittaker Chambers, who fingered Alger Hiss as a communist spy for Soviet Russia and identified a communist network in the highest levels of the U.S. Government. But former high-ranking communist Bella Dodd, a teacher, lawyer, and union activist, exposed communist clergymen in the Roman Catholic Church and identified Lucifer, the fallen angel in the Bible (Isaiah 14:12-17), as being the agent of destruction.
The concept of “Lucifer” is considered by Christians to be the devil or Satan.
The implication of Bella Dodd’s statement is that a church representing more than 1.2 billion Catholics has been dangerously compromised by evil.
The complete title, The Devil and Bella Dodd: The Story of One Woman’s Struggle Against Communism and Her Redemption, documents the problem and the solution in personal terms. We know individuals can be redeemed. But as we contemplate the impact of this important book, published by TAN Books, we wonder if whole nations – indeed, the world — can be saved.
Bella Dodd, who wrote her own book, School of Darkness, isn’t just an ordinary communist who testified before congressional committees about communism’s influence in American society, especially the educational system, as important as that is. She described communist infiltration of the Roman Catholic Church and identified their ultimate goal as world government.