by Haidar Hadi, Rayan Ghazal, Erik Lunde, Jean McElwee Cannonvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Just as it might have done a hundred years ago, the Hoover Archives has rescued, protected, and restored a historical treasure. The beneficiaries include scholars, of course, but above all the people of Iraq.
This Hungarian poster offers a biting satire of a communist trope. Here the familiar “Red worker” of socialism, generally shown smashing capitalism with his sledgehammer, has accidentally smashed Hungary itself.