Ira Wolfert published a powerful wartime novel about organized crime, Tucker’s People (1943). I admire this book so much that I decided to edit a new edition of it—and wrote a long introduction to it. Wolfert’s idea is that organized crime is capitalism as fascism. In 1993, with Alan Wald, I interview the elderly Wolfert at length, and recently I’ve made that interview available, unedited, in two audio files. You can find some information about Wolfert, including links to photographs and links to the interview HERE. Here are two links to the new edition of the novel: 1 | 2 .
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