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    I don't disagree that Robeson's politics were flawed, especially by modern standards with the benefit of hindsght)

    Soviet Russia did in word, if not deed, affirm and institutionalize equality among races and many African Americans and American Jews were supportive of the  Stalinist regime for that reason.  

    Conditions for both groups, in the US were atrocious.  
    Robeson fought, at personal risk for equal rights for a disadvantaged people, as did the Rosenbergs and Greenglass.  

    The lessons of the era are more nuanced than the offering above suggests.

    Those who hear not the music-think the dancers mad

    by Eiron on Sun Jan 23, 2011 at 04:39:20 PM PST

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