We believed—at least a little—the things we had been repeating all our lives.
I like to believe Learned Hand would not have been BFF-opera-buddies with Antonin Scalia, even though their shared interests include being dead.
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 image of Edna Lewis as a communist may jar with the more acceptable one of the “Grand Dame of Southern cooking.”
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.