Washington Diarist

August 1979
New Republic;8/18/79, Vol. 181 Issue 7, p42
Presents a first-hand account of a journalist in Washington, DC, regarding political and social developments. Reputation of rebels, such as the Sandinistas, as providers of hope which are often short-lived; Bertolt Brecht's return to Germany after his involuntary appearance before the House Committee on Un-American Activities; Herbert Marcuse, a refugee from nazism who stayed in the U.S. long after he taught that America was repressive; Marcuse's tutorial role to Angela Davis, winner of the Lenin Peace Prize; Author's view that what children really need, beyond food and clothing and education and medical care, is respect.


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