Baron Wormser: The Good Life
It’s plain that the world as we know it is literally choking on its machine- and money-driven complexity.
Chris Wright: The Inspiring Outrage of Norman Finkelstein
Wokeness is what happens when the destruction of the labor movement proceeds so far, and social atomization becomes so all-consuming, that even the “left” adopts an individualistic, moralistic, psychologistic, censorious, self-righteous, performative approach to making social change.
Maria J. Stephan: Achieving a Multiracial Democracy
King understood that no single approach would be sufficient to combat the interconnected evils of racism, economic exploitation and militarism.
Video: Nancy Isenberg – White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America
Marginalized as a class, white trash have always been at or near the center of major political debates over the American identity.
Barbara Hamby: The Tawdry Masks of Women
and when I see myself
in bus windows or store glass, the shock never wears off,
for I recognize myself and see a stranger at the same time
Richard Hoffman: Summer Job
“The trouble with intellectuals,” Manny, my boss,
once told me, “is that they don’t know nothing
till they can explain it to themselves.
Richard Hoffman: Good Will and Salvation
hold your tongue
so nobody ever knows
or suspects your real
origins, your actual class
Michael Simms: Hands
Every man who works with his hands
Has seen that look. Maybe we showed up
To patch the roof, service the furnace,
Or unclog the sewer…
Dawn Potter: How to Ask for Money
Grandmother declared, after her third glass of rosé, that vehement was a flavor. Then she turned to stare at me. “A curtsey,” she trumpeted, “is a stitch in time!” She … Continue reading →
Marc Jampole: The Moral Aspect of Tax Policy
How much do the “deserving” rich really deserve? Not as much as they think. As Donald Trump and Republicans roll out their proposal to provide wealthy people with a massive … Continue reading →
Phoebe A. Cirio: Ideological Differences — The Bread and Circuses of the Current Era
My husband had surgery last week. As the dutiful wife, I accompanied him to the hospital with much reading material to occupy myself as I waited during his procedure. Hospital … Continue reading →
Chris Hedges: The Pathology of the Rich White Family in America
The pathology of the rich white family is the most dangerous pathology in America. The rich white family is cursed with too much money and privilege. It is devoid of … Continue reading →