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Is Communism Still the New Americanism?

I mentioned in an earlier post that I am teaching a course on American cultural criticism and using Michael Denning’s The Cultural Front as a primary text.  After looking through other posts from the distant past of S-USIH, I noticed that Ben, Andrew, and Tim have all praised Denning for having redefined the discussion of the Popular Front and in the process given rise to countless seminar discussions and chapters in dissertations.  I am fully on that bandwagon, having just ended a succession of classes leading students through Denning’s more theoretical chapters. Read more