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Against the Grain - September 17, 2008 at 12:00pm
It's become received wisdom that utopian schemes inevitably lead to totalitarianism. Left critic Russell Jacoby, author of "Picture Imperfect: Utopian Thought for an Anti-Utopian Age", believes otherwise.
Against the Grain - September 16, 2008 at 12:00pm
Mark Engler describes how the focus of globalization has changed, and what that means for the global justice movement. Also, Itamar Moses discusses his new play about racial and class politics at Berkeley High School.
Against the Grain - September 15, 2008 at 12:00pm
Acclaimed writer Paul Auster's latest novel has been called his most political work to date; it's entitled "Man in the Dark." And Luis Valdez, founder of El Teatro Campesino (which began as the cultural wing of the United...
Against the Grain - September 10, 2008 at 12:00pm
Steven Pitts discusses the causes and contours of an ongoing jobs crisis among African Americans. And Arnoldo Garcia describes the repression of immigrant workers and its relationship to immigrant rights activism.
Against the Grain - September 9, 2008 at 12:00pm
Philosopher, cultural critic, and provocateur Slavoj Zizek discusses various kinds of visible and invisible violence, drawing connections to ideology, language, and capitalism.
Against the Grain - September 8, 2008 at 12:00pm
Leo Tolstoy was much more than a novelist. He also spoke out against war, patriotism, laws, economic exploitation, and state authority. His Christian anarchist views are described by Alexandre Christoyannopoulos.
Against the Grain - September 3, 2008 at 12:00pm
Jeffrey St. Clair will discuss environmental politics and his new book "Born Under a Bad Sky." He will also describe grassroots resistance in the American heartland with Joshua Frank, co-editor of the just-released "Red...
Against the Grain - September 2, 2008 at 12:00pm
In addressing the question of whether fascism has arrived in the US, Jonathan Scott looks at the long history of white supremacism and the class collaboration between white workers and their bosses.
Against the Grain - September 1, 2008 at 12:00pm
There is no stable working class under capitalism, contends Yale scholar Michael Denning. He looks at how global labor has been represented, and emphasizes the importance of wageless people to the project of resisting...
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