Wednesday, July 28, 2021


In the Soviet Union, Stalin showed his people the 1940 movie The Grapes of Wrath, because it powerfully illustrated Americans’ poverty during the Depression. He stopped showing it when the audiences noticed that even the impoverished Joad family had a truck. A truck! No one in the glorious Soviet Union could afford a truck. Many collective farms couldn’t afford one. Yet a poor family in America could. Bad message for the New Soviet Man.

No comments:

Post a Comment