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YMMV / Poul Anderson

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  • Unfortunate Implications: From James Nicoll's review of the short novel The War of Two Worlds:
    There’s an unintentional subtext: “a great war orchestrated by a nefarious interplanetary cabal of rootless cosmicpolitans.” I don’t think Anderson meant this, but I cannot unsee the subtext. Try to avoid seeing it yourself...
Note that "rootless cosmopolitans" was a code word for "Jews" used by Soviet propaganda in the antisemitic campaign after World War Two.


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