How Would Jack London Vote?

Apparently, Democrat.

He might have voted for Ron Paul. But probably not for Palin (I mean… McCain-Palin). Here’s the reason, according to Paul Malmont, whose fictional book about London hits shelves in January and therefore makes him the appropriate authority for any speculation on the fabled author’s (fast forward to present… now!) voting proclivities:

Jack, having seen first-hand how industrial progress led to corruption and exploitation in the north, would never have chanted, ‘Drill, baby. Drill.’

And wait: “He would have a hard time with Palin if he’d discovered she wasn’t a Darwinian believer.”

Read more of the interview with Malmont at GalleyCat. And then go check out a copy of White Fang.

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Jane Kim is a writer in New York.