Christopher Lasch has written an interesting, sometimes fascinating, critique in our belief in the possibility of progress. Unfortunately he has very little to recommend in its place.
The burgeoning interest in 1940s American culture has recently borne the TV series Homefront, which focuses on the postwar scene in a small Ohio city; last year’s “Art of the Forties” show at New York’s Museum of Modern Art; and Loyola University’s recent conference on “The War in American Culture.” Fiftieth-anniversary commemorations of World War […]
Poor Garrison Keillor set out to be daring and wound up being sophomoric.
Perhaps Frank Capra had more to tell us than we wanted to hear.
“Sometimes when you get everything ripped out from under,” says Faith Smith, “you have to take a look at where do you want to spend your time and what’s going to be meaningful.” She’s talking about the early 1970s, when she became part of “a very ugly battle” that raged within Chicago’s American Indian Center […]
Dave Marsh–rock critic, author of several books, and editor of Rock & Roll Confidential–has just published 50 Ways to Fight Censorship and Important Facts to Know About the Censors, a slim volume that moves from admonitions to register and vote through how-to advice on publishing newsletters to boycotting and suing the censorship bastards. It ends […]
These Parts–The Emperor of West Lafayette
Brunching With the Quigley Campaign
Garrison Keillor, who brought his radio show (this year it’s called American Radio Company) to the Chicago Theatre recently, is a man in search of an identity. As he tries to broaden the scope of his show without losing his old Prairie Home Companion audience, casting about for a persona to replace his quaint midwestern […]
The name may sound vaguely familiar, but basically he’s hardly known and read even less these days. Yet not so long ago John Gunther’s name was a household word. His 36 books sold, altogether, more than two million copies, and many still consider him one of the most prominent journalists of the 20th century. His […]
Recommended Reading for Our New Comrades in Capitalism
At Tribune Tower With the New York Strikers
Once upon a time people watched the sun and lived by the rhythms of nature. Then clocks and corporations came and cast a shadow over the land.
Proceedings of the Midwest Radical Scholars and Activists Conference