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I misunderstood. Probably because the first time I read it, I thought the lines were from "Let America Be America" myself. I thought you had the same misunderstanding.

I didn't mean to imply that Hughes was a communist poet, just that he wrote a poem seemingly praising the idea of commumism back in 1932.

I had never read Let America Be America before. I guess I have to at least thank that moron for introducing me to it. Can't imagine a better work as a rallying cry for progressives in the U.S.