Anti-communism as anti-modernism in the 1940s
Recording of a talk given at the 1940s conference at Orono, 2004
Aldon Nielsen made a recording of a talk I gave at the 1940s conference at Orono, University of Maine, in June 2004. I think the talk was well received. At least that's my memory and the sound of audience response, here and there, to be discerned in this recording seems to confirm it. I was trying out, more or less for the first time, my idea that in the late 1940s antimodernism converged with anticommunism as a means by which to remake the reputation of the 1930s for the postwar period. HERE is the audio recording of the talk, introduced by Steve Evans. Evans wrote an overview of the conference in Third Factory. Here is another summary. And here was an announcement of the conference. My talk eventually was integrated, here and there, in my 2008 book Counter-Revolution of the Word.