Author Rating: A

Man With One Talent (read 1/22/10) recommended

I borrowed this from the library thinking it was a novel by Graham Greene. Instead what I found was a novel shockingly close to many of today’s issues.

It’s about those with money and power using the fear of “other” to drive the population to work against their own self interest.

We all want to believe that we live in a civilized country, functioning on honorable principles. Unfortunately, the too often untold tale is that since the late 1800s, when workers first began trying to get a fair deal in “the land of plenty,” business interests have worked hard to derail that effort and distract the population with false enemies, pitting “real Americans” against those cast as interloper.

This was published in 1951 and is set in the period from 1930 to 1948.