Posted on October 28, 2022 at 2:18 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
The Strand magazine's John Steinbeck issue has reprinted a rarely seen work from the Grapes of Wrath author.
The Associated Press reports that the 1954 column, originally written for French newspaper Le Figaro, came as a response to a question that Steinbeck kept hearing during his time living in France.
That question: “What about McCarthyism?”
In the column, Steinbeck responds that it was a very old urge, found in any democracy but "latent," for government by law to be replaced with government by men.
That said, Steinbeck was certainly no fan of communism.
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