Intellectuals - Chapter 10, Edmund Wilson: A Brand from the Burning Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 10, Edmund Wilson: A Brand from the Burning Summary and Analysis

Edmund Wilson was an American intellectual. He believed that America embodied the noble ideal concepts. He wrote a variety of articles and books. Most of his books are disorganized due to his journalistic style of thinking.

During the Great Depression, he adopted socialist views and promoted a socio-economic revolution. He read Marx, Lenin and Trotsky and hosted cocktail parties for William Z. Foster, the head of the American Communist Party. He traveled around the country looking at working conditions in the different industries. He had a passion for uncovering the truth and an independence in thinking that kept him from becoming a pawn of the Communist. He was exploring communism and published his results in To the Finland Station (1940). He learned Russian and obtained a Guggenheim scholarship...

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