Between the Ivory Tower and the Assembly Line

Between the Ivory Tower and the Assembly Line

As aca­d­e­mics began to debate Nicholas Kristof’s recent attack on their pro­fes­sion, I was inter­view­ing a few of the lit­er­ally thou­sands of Amer­i­can rad­i­cals who left the uni­ver­sity for the fac­tory in the 1970s.

Real Revolutionaries Carry a Banjo

Real Revolutionaries Carry a Banjo

It struck me in the months after­wards that Pete Seeger embod­ied two of the most impor­tant char­ac­ter­is­tics I value in a rev­o­lu­tion­ary. He truly believed in the power of ordi­nary peo­ple to act for social change on a mass level.

Issue 3: Workers' Inquiry

Issue 3: Workers’ Inquiry

The Amer­i­can Worker in Transna­tional Cir­cu­la­tion • Expe­ri­ence and Infor­ma­tion • The Dis­cov­ery of Class Com­po­si­tion • No Inves­ti­ga­tion, No Right to Speak • Inquiry Today • Future Direc­tions for The­ory and Inquiry • Let­ters from Readers