On The Confession
It seems to me that Erazim Kohak’s article on The Confession [April Dissent] missed the point of the film and does a grave disservice to the search for truth. He does state the real point of the Slansky trials, “that men who destroy the safeguards of human freedom, even when they do it with the best of intentions, that Virtue might triumph over Vice, become defenseless in face of the very power they created.” That is the point which is made in Artur London’s book, and also, though more forcefully, the point made by the film. (Who can forget the episode showing London and his friends voting for support of the Rajk trial an...
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