Posts Tagged ‘Ezra Pound’

  1. Executed for treason? Not in the US.


    February 21, 2017 by AK

    Reviewing The Bughouse: The Poetry, Politics and Madness of Ezra Pound by Daniel Swift, Robert Crawford claims that “Pound was lucky not to be executed as a traitor.” In theory, the death penalty was applicable but in practice, how many people have been executed for treason in the US? Not espionage, sabotage or sedition but treason? …
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  2. No, Ezra Pound was not convicted of treason


    December 29, 2015 by AK

    Last week, Arts and Letters Daily linked to Still a Monster, a review of the third part of A. David Moody‘s new biography of Ezra Pound. The reviewer, Steve Donoghue, a Boston-based editor and writer, accuses the British academic of telling “exculpatory lies” – so ardently that he invents facts on the go: Nevertheless, Pound …
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  3. In defense of private bigotry


    June 8, 2004 by AK

    It does happen, more often that you would prefer, that certain truths, or a certain set of truths you have come to acknowledge, get voiced by people of whom you do not think highly, and ‘objectively’ serve the interests of groups you feel antagonistic to. Bigots and extremists have smart ideas about as often or …
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