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'''Edmund Wilson''' was an editor at ''The New Republic'' who embraced [[Marxism]] and welcomed the stock market crash of 1929 as a portent of the death of [[capitalism]]. In 1932 he voted for [[Communist Party]] presidential candidate [[William Z. Foster]] and signed a manifesto calling for "a temporary dictatorship of the class-conscious workers."<ref>Alex Ross, “[http://www.newyorker.com/archive/2003/03/24/030324crat_atlarge Ghost Sonata: Edmund Wilson’s adventure with Communism],” ''The New Yorker'', March 24, 2003</ref>
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'''Edmund Wilson''' (May 8, 1895 – June 12, 1972) was an editor at ''The New Republic'' who embraced [[Marxism]] and welcomed the stock market crash of 1929 as a portent of the death of [[capitalism]]. In 1932 he voted for [[Communist Party]] presidential candidate [[William Z. Foster]] and signed a manifesto calling for "a temporary dictatorship of the class-conscious workers."<ref>Alex Ross, “[http://www.newyorker.com/archive/2003/03/24/030324crat_atlarge Ghost Sonata: Edmund Wilson’s adventure with Communism],” ''The New Yorker'', March 24, 2003</ref>
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On December 6, 1963, Wilson was presented with the [[Presidential Medal of Freedom]] by President [[Lyndon Johnson]].
  
 
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Revision as of 01:37, 23 November 2012

Edmund Wilson (May 8, 1895 – June 12, 1972) was an editor at The New Republic who embraced Marxism and welcomed the stock market crash of 1929 as a portent of the death of capitalism. In 1932 he voted for Communist Party presidential candidate William Z. Foster and signed a manifesto calling for "a temporary dictatorship of the class-conscious workers."[1]

On December 6, 1963, Wilson was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Lyndon Johnson.

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  1. Alex Ross, “Ghost Sonata: Edmund Wilson’s adventure with Communism,” The New Yorker, March 24, 2003