Things I didn’t know I didn’t know

Following on from the Deutscher “God that failed” blog.

I didn’t know that Howard Fast had ever denounced his own communism, much less that he subsequently denounced his own denunciation.

From the WaPo

Best-selling novelist, author of books such as “Spartacus” and “Freedom Road.” Fast was a prominent communist activist in 1940s and 1950s, left the party in 1956 and published a scathing attack on it called “The Naked God.” Worked as Hollywood screenwriter and published a popular book series, “The Immigrants.” Before his death in 2003, he repudiated his anti-communism, writing another autobiography that praised the party.