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Sun Sep 17, 2017, 11:14 AM

20. Dalton Trumbo related an interesting brush with being labelled 'prematurely antifascist'

in the preface to his Viet Era edition of "Johnny Got His Gun".

Before we entered WWII, he was approached by American bund Lindberg types, who wanted to back publication of the anti war novel. He sized them up as pro german nazis, and reported them to the Feds. The feds sent some representatives around, who seemed much more interested in making Trumbo the subject of an investigation, and who questioned him in a hostile and adversarial way. He learned after FOIA ing his FBI file later that his report about the bunders had earned him the designation "prematurely antifascist".

His comment about the situation was 'it served me right, too.' Needless to say, he refused the bunders permission to republish his work; though he was very much anti-war, he was also very much anti-nazi.

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