And then there were his judicious warnings about this or that suspected communist: “Be careful, Paul. That guy was not a communist. He was a fellow traveler, to some degree – a dupe – but not a communist. And the other guy, he was a small ‘c’ communist who never joined the Party.”
Herb was the epitome of responsible, informed anti-communism. He never wanted to falsely accuse anyone. And he wanted those of us who follow in his footsteps, or who are concerned about communism still – and about truth above all – to be likewise as careful and thoughtful. Perhaps our best tribute to Herb’s memory would be to do our best to expose what he exposed and remind Americans and the world of what he reminded.
Herbert Romerstein – a national treasure who fought the good fight, and left the wrong side for the right side. Well done, my friend. Rest in peace.