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P.S. on the Joads

You may remember this, from your Soviet history. In about 1940, the Soviet authorities decided to show The Grapes of Wrath in movie theaters. This would demonstrate to people that the vaunted America was really an awful, deprived, suffering place. But it backfired on the authorities — because the people were simply amazed that the Joads had a Ford, an automobile.

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