Letter 040, pg. 2


The Murray
Sixty-six Park Avenue
New York

said. I am not sufficiently versed in economics to judge the practical value of their recommendations, but I was delighted to read such a rarity as a sane criticism of our present system, which did not turn into Communistic drivel. I am glad to know that there still are people and a mode of thinking that can be opposed to Communism in a true, sensible democratic spirit. I have met so many people who declared bluntly that anyone criticizing Soviet Russia is automatically a fascist and a capitalistic exploiter. And it was gratifying to hear a voice in refutation of that preposterous nonsense.

I would appreciate it very much if you could let me know the names of any other books that have been written on the same thesis as “Who Owns America”. My economic reading has been quite limited because I have not had the time to keep up with it.

I do hope I shall hear from you again.

With my best wishes,                                  

Sincerely yours,


*Graves mentioned AR on numerous occasions and devoted at least one column to We the Living, which he praised as “one of the most powerful novels ever written.”

**Who Owns America, ed. Herbert Agar and Allen Tate (New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1936).