New Left Review - Mike Davis: Who Will Build the Ark?

What follows is rather like the famous courtroom scene in Orson Welles’s The Lady from Shanghai (1947). [1]
In that noir allegory of proletarian virtue in the embrace of
ruling-class decadence, Welles plays a leftwing sailor named Michael
O’Hara who rolls in the hay with femme fatale Rita Hayworth,…