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Jonathan Lethem's Dissident Gardens

Friday, September 13, 2013

Jonathan Lethem discusses his new novel, Dissident Gardens, an epic yet intimate family saga about three generations of all-American radicals that was inspired by his own family.

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Comments [2]

Judy from nyc

My grandfather was a member of the CP in the 30s. He said that while they cultivated blacks, they didn't consider them in any way equal to whites. He used that argument to dissuade me from dating inter-racially.

Sep. 13 2013 01:17 PM
jgarbuz from Queens

These German-Jews have never know where they are at. ALways mixed up. Even German-Jews in Israel have always seen themselves as superior, like Jewish Ubermenschen. All that Bolshevik nonsense and the revolution in Russia is what led to the Holocaust, including the murder of my family. Had there been no Bolshevik revoltion in Russia, or communist agitation in Germany - often led by leftist Jews - Hitler and his Nazis would never have come to power. Every action causes and equal and opposite reaction. Bolshevism in Russia produced Fascism in western Europe. Class war in the East, produced Race War in Germany. Hitler was able to persuade many Germans that Judaism = Bolshevism, and that is what made the Holocaust happen.

Sep. 13 2013 01:17 PM

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