As you say, the war is not over. This incident is only one sign—there are others and far graver ones—that there was more truth than one would like to believe in Huey Long’s cynical observation that if fascism came to the United States it would be called Anti-fascism. Needless to say, I am not suggesting that you desire any such thing—but I think your very natural abhorrence of Pound’s conduct has led you to take the first step which, if not protested now, will be followed by others which would horrify you.
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
… Auden on No-Platforming Pound | by Edward Mendelson | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)