Merging aspects of different ideologies is not uncommon in the history of the world. Political leaders have always twisted, blended, and combined many ideas to impose their own schemes on their citizens. This is often done through the revamping of Marxist thought into some new variant of socialism. Perhaps one of the most significant of these variants is eco-socialism
Baldwin’s relationship with his step father would shape his understanding of life as an African-American in the twentieth century; his biological and emotional distance offering the space to question his own identity and to observe the conditions suffered in American society as epitomised by his step father.