Among the Literati

Blaming the Jews for all the ills of the world has again become an international sport. Anti-Semites ###ake Jews of anyone they believe to be on the unpopular side of a question. It is not entirely surprising to learn that the U. S. Immigration authorities in listing John Strachey, distinguished economist and member of one of England’s most prominent Gentile literary families, placed the following notation after his name: “Communist—English-Jew”. Mr. Strachey is a believer in Communism and about as Jewish as G. K. Chesterton. When the six-foot two, typical-looking Britisher was told of his nomination to our race he said, “I’m quite used to it. Most people believe that all Communists are Jews. I really don’t mind. I feel as though I am in good company.” Mr. Strachey is over here on a lecture tour.

The Chicago literati who were in the habit of meeting at a certain large hotel in that city are looking for new quarters because the proprietor of the inn in question has been showing very definite symptoms of Hitlerism. The hotel is said to be the headquarters of the Nazi movement in the Middle West.

We are to have some more of Herr Hitler’s effusions. The John Day Company, who should know better but having failed to learn anything from the unsuccessful publication of “My Battle”, have decided to issue all the speeches that Hitler has spouted since he became Chancellor. There will be an introduction by Paul Joseph Goebbels. All the free speech advocates who insisted upon permitting the New York Nazis to hold their celebration in the Armory should be made to read the entire book aloud.

At least two manuscripts are being written which have as a theme the life and career of the late Sime Silverman, editor of Variety…. Sterling North of the Chicago Daily News, reviewing Rose Caylor’s novel, “The Journey”, accuses her husband, Ben Hecht, of having written at least a part of it. Miss Caylor will be very angry when she learns of this and incidentally it isn’t true.

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