Hit & Run

Pablo's Pablum


To be men! That is the Stalinist law!…
We must learn from Stalin
his sincere intensity
his concrete clarity….
Stalin is the noon,
the maturity of man and the peoples.
Stalinists, Let us bear this title with pride….

That's from Pablo Neruda's poetical eulogy for Stalin (yes, that Stalin). As Neruda gets feted on the occasion of his 100th birthday, Stephen Schwartz spoils the party by remembering Pablo's politics.