RADICALS: An Editor Resigns

RADICALS An Editor Resigns When Pulitzer Prizewinner Arthur Schlesinger Jr. (The Age of Jackson) returned from Europe in 1945, he brought his publishers, Little, Brown, an English edition of George Orwell's Animal Farm. Schlesinger was much impressed by this satire on Communist Russia—a parable of animal totalitarianism in which all the animals are equal, but some are more equal than others. Sure that the staid old Boston firm would want to publish the book, Schlesinger was shocked when they turned it down. He noted especially the opposition of Head Editor D. Angus...

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