Because something is happening hereBut you don’t know what it isDo you, Mister Jones? Bob Dylan, Ballad of a Thin Man I confess that I feel a little like Mr. Jones when I try to comprehend the new worker organizing. Much more has been going on than I had imagined.
I was hoping that this article would be more thorough and integrated but the topics proved a bit too many for that. I’m publishing it because I hope that it contains some valuable observations and helpful suggestions. I should note that some sections have previously appeared in Hard Crackers (hardcrackers.com).
On September 8th 2018, I participated in a panel discussion organized by the NYU chapter of the Platypus Organization, on the topic of “What is Socialism.” Here’s the description of the proposed discussion that the organization posted beforehand: “The term ‘socialism’ appears to be enjoying a resurgence of public interest
This past summer, our three-generation family took a vacation trip to Costa Rica. Upon our return, I began doing some research into the country and its history. This is a first draft report about what we saw and what I have learned. I welcome additions and corrections. We did all
This is, in its earliest moments, a Brooklyn story—more precisely a story of growing up Catholic in a working class Brooklyn neighborhood in the 1950s. I grew up in Sunset Park, a neighborhood made somewhat famous by Hubert Selby’s novel Last Exit to Brooklyn. It is also a story of