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A Divided World reviewed by Nigel Andrews for FT.com

"Many of the book’s points are well made and well argued. Movie censorship, Smedley notes, flourished under Roosevelt’s liberalism, perhaps deemed necessary to ensure the nation’s solidarity in the fight against poverty and later against the Nazis. Censorship gave ground when dark postwar psychodrama (Double Indemnity, The Big Sleep) took over in Hollywood from sunny, coercive optimism (Frank Capra) or sinew-stiffening patriotism (John Ford)." Nigel Andrews

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