Author Bruce Levine provides a fresh perspective on the current levels of civic engagement (or lack thereof within the United States) in his book Get Up, Stand Up: Uniting Populists, Energizing the Defeated, and Battling the Corporate Elite. As he puts it from his own experiences in the “afflicted class”, “I would have liked to […]Read More..
By Phillip Lopate There is probably no essayist today who has earned more respect from his peers and fellow practitioners than Edward Hoagland. John Updike called him “the best essayist of my generation,” Philip Roth said he was “America’s most intelligent and wide-ranging essayist-naturalist,” and Joyce Carol Oates described him evocatively as “our Chopin of […]Read More..
Last week environmental activist Tim DeChristopher was sentenced to two years in federal prison and assessed a $10,000 fine for bidding on parcels of land in a BLM auction with the intention to not pay for them. He “disrupted” the auction to protest the sale of the land to oil and gas companies–and in fact […]Read More..
This article originally appeared over at CounterPunch, where you can read the original. Traditionally, young people have energized democratic movements. So it is a major coup for the ruling elite to have created societal institutions that have subdued young Americans and broken their spirit of resistance to domination. Young Americans—even more so than older Americans—appear […]Read More..
This is reposted from The Seattleite’s Linda Miller Nicholson, a self-described “Stiletto Ninja turned Foodie Fashionista”. I guess that explains the blatant objectification of poor old Joel Salatin…visit the original post to comment. Spend time with a hunk, learn about farming and get healthy — all in a day’s work. With dust on his boots […]Read More..