• Issue 4: The State

    Issue 4: The State

    Strate­gic Lega­cies • Polit­i­cal Pos­si­bil­i­ties • Social­ist Con­struc­tion Past and Present • Rethink­ing the Polit­i­cal • Logis­tics of Power • Neolib­er­al­ism and Glob­al­iza­tion • Cit­i­zen and Migrant • Dear Comrades

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.