Misadventures of a Stalinist stooge

Quillette has published Ron Radosh’s long review of Benn Steil’s new biography of Henry Wallace as “Misadventures of a Stalinist stooge” (subscribers only). Steil’s new biography is titled The World That Wasn’t: Henry Wallace and the Fate of the American Century. You can read the first section of Ron’s review at the link. You can also listen to the whole thing via the reading of the review in the audio below (nearly 42 minutes).

I have drawn on Ron’s previous work on Wallace several times over the years in posts including “The Shambhalic Henry Wallace” and “Cold war history for left-wing dummies.” Wallace is an intensely interesting subject whose “useful idiocy” bids to remain, I am sorry to say, of permanent relevance.

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