FWIW, I don't recall her politics "sticking out" in her books, either--and I'm frankly on her side of the aisle!
I'm of the impression, to be frank, that this reviewer is, conciously or subconciously, working her own political slant/biases into the review, thereby blowing whatever she might
be seeing, that might
be indicative of a certain worldview (and indeed, if an artist's creation did not come from their authentic "sense of life", if you will--said work woudn't be authentic)--out of proportion.
"The saying implies but does not name the effective agency of its supposed utopia.... 'Needs and abilities' are, of course, subjective. So the operative statement may be reduced to 'the State shall take, the State shall give'."