Monday 16 August 2010

...chased forever from our historical memory by the dog he invented

"But perhaps the greatest act of historical castration is of Jack London. This man was the most-read revolutionary Socialist in American history, agitating for violent overthrow of the government and the assassination of political leaders—and he is remembered now for writing a cute story about a dog. It's as if the Black Panthers were remembered, a century from now, for adding a pink tint to their afros."
Slate: Jack London's Dark Side, August 15, 2010

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