[Marxism] Radosh: The blacklist wasn't so bad

Eli Stephens elishastephens at hotmail.com
Sun May 1 14:04:02 MDT 2005


I just got back from vacation and am surprised that no one has noted the 
latest from Ron Radosh, which appeared on the Los Angeles Times last week.

Here's the URL for the article:
<http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/opinion/la-oe-radosh25apr25,1,6103234.story>

And here are some letters which have appeared in response:
<http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/opinion/la-le-blacklist30.1apr30,1,7292028.story>

I won't copy the entire text here, but just to give a flavor, here's the 
opening:

"For more than 50 years, the communists and former communists of Hollywood 
have written the script of the past, telling the story of the blacklist in 
memoirs and histories, movies and documentaries in which they depict 
themselves as noble martyrs and champions of democracy. It is time, finally, 
to put an end to the glorification of this unhappy period and take a 
cleareyed look at the Hollywood Ten, the blacklist and the movie industry 
Reds who wielded such influence in the 1930s and 1940s."

Eli Stephens
  Left I on the News
  http://lefti.blogspot.com






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