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Alexander Berkman (1870-1936), an anarchist known for his political activism and writing, at an IWW (Industrial Workers of the World) rally in Union Square, New York City on April 11, 1914

All Day, All Week (All Century), Occupy Wall Street

For as long as Wall Street has stood for greed and unearned profits there have been those who have stood against it. In 1890, the leader of the Knights of Labor railed at “the control of our financial affairs by the bulls and bears of Wall Street.”  Six years later, a spokesman for New York […]

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Repeat after Me

Chinglish Lessons

“It’s hard,” says an American in Rachel DeWoskin’s Repeat After Me, “to know much about someone whose language you don’t speak.” Communication is not the only difficulty experienced by the people in this nimble first novel.  Whether from the United States or from China, they are angry, guilty, distrustful, insane.  Lovers singe themselves with suspicion […]

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Radical Ambition

Sociologist of the Heart

C. Wright Mills created the concept of a “power elite;” he imported the term “New Left” from Europe to the United States, and he was among the first to catch the phrases “paradigm” and “postmodern.”  A global thinker in a square era, he was everything postwar America was not: radical, original, and hip.  His work […]

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