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The Ghost of Tom Joad

Was it W.H. Auden who said that in wartime we can only look for heroes in literature? Steinbeck's Tom Joad, as played by Henry Fonda (above)

Woody Guthrie wrote a song about him.

"Wherever there's a cop beating up on a guy, I'll be there..."