"The First Stirrings of Rabid Anti-Communism"

The Times' theatre critic explains history for us in a review of a Manhattan production.

From Charles Isherwood's Friday review of the Manhattan production of the Vietnam play "2 September":

"As she wryly tells us, [journalist Josephine] Herbst was a journalist and novelist whose work has mostly gone out of print, as have her proudly socialist values. 'You wouldn't necessarily have heard of me,' she offhandedly confesses, 'unless you are interested in what used to be called "the left." I mean the "old left." Remember that?'"

"Her brief stint working for the foreign radio operations unit of the O.S.S. ends when her politics become an issue as the first stirrings of rabid anti-Communism begin to infiltrate the war offices."