Thursday, January 26, 2017

Review: The Moon Is Down

The Moon Is Down The Moon Is Down by John Steinbeck
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This short novel was used world-wide in a propaganda campaign to show the effects of an invasion by an unnamed army upon a conquered people. It was published in 1942 at the zenith of Nazi Germany's power and had an extraordinary impact as Allied propaganda. The story shows the power of ideas in the face of brutal force.

Despite efforts by the Nazis and the Fascists, it was secretly translated into French, Norwegian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, German, Iranian and Russian.

Because of the current American political atmosphere, I found it particularly interesting to read how some people, even while questioning internally, follow blindly the ideas put forth by their leaders.

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