The Good War — and After

Paul Buhle and Dave Wagner

in A Very Dangerous Citizen

Published by University of California Press

Published in print May 2001 | ISBN: 9780520223837
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520936928 | DOI:
The Good War — and After

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A strange time for Polonsky and the other left-wingers and the rest of America was from the close of the 1930s to the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The film community and the antifascists committees which united liberals with the left added to the growing drumbeat of support in the press and among the elite for the United States to go to war. The public realized the dangers of fascism and the inevitability of armed involvement. In connection to this, Polonsky had to deal with one more piece of political-intellectual business to meet the crisis posed by the Rapp-Coudert hearings—he would write a three-act play.

Keywords: Rapp-Coudert; hearings; film; play; fascism

Chapter.  17926 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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