August 5, 2004
America’s Best Hated Author: The President’s Man (above): John Steinbeck was a New Deal Democrat who supported President Lyndon B. Johnson, but didn’t like him much. (Below) Steinbeck supported the Vietnam War, but his son, John IV, became active in the anti-war movement after a tour of duty in Saigon.
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“Mr. Steinbeck, almost always in his fiction, is dealing either with the lower animals or with human beings so rudimentary that they are almost on the animal level.” So said Edmund Wilson, lion of the ...