As I was putting away the book Pox Americana IÂ took a peek at another book I failed to finish ten years ago, “Literature and Western Man.” I probably bought it atÂ our Library’s annualÂ book sale.Â ForÂ the heck of it I decided toÂ google searchÂ its author JB Priestly.
He fought in WW1, got an education at Cambridge and turned to literary criticism. He was also a socialist who got elected to Parliament.
Ten years ago we took the kids on a two week B&B tour of England. In London we went to a play called “An Inspector Calls” a murder mystery.Â I was impressed because the stage was set up for a real downpour in the opening scene.Â It was an entertaining play but itÂ had a moralizing,Â socialist bent. The murderer turned out to be a rich industialist. Dirty capitalist pig!
The play was written by Priestly!