communism

From the River to the Sea

The pretense that “from the river to the sea” refers to something that didn’t happen rather than something that did debases all of us.

The People of Freetown

The image of Edna Lewis as a communist may jar with the more acceptable one of the “Grand Dame of Southern cooking.”

Everything You Hate: Whitewashing Reds

Picking out coded radical references in old films is a fun pastime today – sort of like spotting submerged gay allusions or sexual double entendres in Hays Code works.