Dwight MacDonald


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after graduation from Yale and editorial posts on Fortune and Partisan Review founded his own journal, Politics (1944–49), as an organ of philosophical anarchism and pacifism. His later work on the staff of The New Yorker and as motion-picture critic for Esquire was more sociological than political. His books include Henry Wallace: The Man and the Myth (1948): The Ford Foundation: The Man and the Millions (1956); Memoirs of a Revolutionist (1957), essays in political criticism written over the previous 20 years; Against the American Grain (1963), sociocultural essays written from an astringent, minority point of view; The Ghost of Conspiracy (1965), a critique of the Warren Commission's report on President Kennedy's assassination; and Discriminations (1974), political and literary essays.

Subjects: Literature.

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