Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

August 18, 2006

Separated at birth?

Filed under: cruise missile left — louisproyect @ 8:27 pm


Bela Lugosi, actor who played the vampire Dracula


Nick Cohen, the British pro-war leftist who also has a fondness for blood


  1. Well interesting biographical fact concerning Bela Lugosi was that back in his native Hungary, as a young actor, he helped to organize an actors’ union following the collapse of the Habsburg “Dual Monarchy.” He had to flee Hungary (to Germany) following the overthrow of Béla Kun’s Revolutionary Governing Soviet. Can Nick Cohen make a comparable claim?

    Comment by Jim F. — August 24, 2006 @ 9:56 pm

  2. I don’t know about blood. Money would seem to be the motivating factor. Hey, we all gotta eat — that’s no excuse for being a turncoat.

    Cohen’s latest, What’s Left?, uses the american form of “left-winger”, “liberal”. this shows that by calling leftists liberals (the two are different in UK political discourse) he;s aiming at the US market.

    Comment by jim d — April 19, 2007 @ 2:54 am

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