Cordial Response to E. P. Thompson's "Letter to America"

Authors

  • John Somerville

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-034-02-1982-06_8

Keywords:

Imperialism, Political Economy

Abstract

Of course your book is not anti-American. Every American should read and heed its most timely warnings. It could not fail to make him or her a better American, and he or she would, in the bargain, enjoy your style of writing about the politics of omnicide and anti-omnicide. You have a light and personal touch with heavy subjects, and, without losing an iota of dignity or professional responsibility, can show wit, humor, passion, compassion, and the surpassing moral virtue of indignation.

Published

1982-06-08

Issue

Section

Correspondence