John Steinbeck.The Grapes of Wrath. NY: Viking, 1939. 473 pages.
My grandfather was a socialist.
I am not. However, I cannot be harsh in my judgment of his political leanings. He knew hunger, real hunger. I have not. He had to struggle with the fact that he could not feed his children. I have known my share of difficulties, but so far I have always been able to put nutritious food in front of my children.