Ed Driscoll


Guess who said this, in 1945:

If the United States and the United Nations truly want peace and security let them fulfill the hopes of the common people everywhere — let them work together to accomplish on a worldwide scale, precisely the kind of democratic association of free people which characterizes the Soviet Union today.

Paul Robeson, who joins Frida Kahlo as another unrepentant Stalinist to be honored with his own American Postal Service stamp.

As The New Criterion asks, “what’s next, a stamp honoring Julius Rosenberg”?

UPDATE: Andrew Sullivan unearths an even more jaw-dropping quote by Robeson, and asks, “Would anyone who had written such things about Hitler in 1945 now be celebrated on a postage stamp?”