A bad argument in support of a good cause is still a bad argument.
Monday, October 02, 2006
Looking for Langston
That's the title of an Isaac Julien film from the 1980s. It's also the title of this post. Flicking through this fortnight's LRB, as I do, I saw this snippet from Langston Hughes's autobiography The Big Sea:
"ordinary Negroes hadn't heard of the Harlem Renaissance. And if they had, it hadn't raised their wages any."