Monthly Archives: March 2013

Roger Baker : It’s Official: Karl Marx Was Right!

Karl Marx’s grave in Highgate Cemetery, London. Wait… so, Karl Marx was right?Terminal capitalism / Part 1 The doubts about the viability of capitalism as a system now extend far beyond its traditional critics. By Roger Baker | The Rag … finish reading Roger Baker : It’s Official: Karl Marx Was Right!

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INTERVIEW / Jonah Raskin : Translator and Mystic Willis Barnstone on Babe Ruth, the Beats & More

Willis Barnstone, right, with Jorge Luis Borges, Buenos Aires, 1975. Interview with Willis Barnstone:Hermit, translator, ardent baseball fan “People called Babe Ruth a womanizer and a drunk. Southerners suspected that he was part black. Protestants denounced him because he was … finish reading INTERVIEW / Jonah Raskin : Translator and Mystic Willis Barnstone on Babe Ruth, the Beats & More

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RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Progressive Sportswriter Dave Zirin Takes Off the Gloves

Dave Zirin: “Politics have always been a part of sports.” Rag Radio podcast:Progressive sportswriter Dave Zirinon the intersection of sports and politics “Sports has become such a big business that the line between journalism and being a broadcast partner for … finish reading RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Progressive Sportswriter Dave Zirin Takes Off the Gloves

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Chellis Glendinning : Confessions of an Obituary ‘Aficionada’

Fred Astaire: Bidding adieu. Witness to notable crossings: Confessions of an obituary aficionada Brimming with Mississippi gentility and rousing political arguments, he drew me into the swirl of mad farmers, musicians, historians, sheep herders, and political philosophers who were demanding … finish reading Chellis Glendinning : Confessions of an Obituary ‘Aficionada’

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Marilyn Katz : Hathaway’s Nipples and a Congressional Primary

Anne Hathaway at the Academy Awards. Image from HaveUHeard. Signs of the times?Hathaway’s nipples and a Congressional primary Has the liberal media switched sides in the war against women? By Marilyn Katz / The Rag Blog / March 27, 2013 … finish reading Marilyn Katz : Hathaway’s Nipples and a Congressional Primary

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BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : Justin Hart and William Blum on Exporting Democracy

Spreading the word:‘Democracy, we deliver’ In his inimitable style, Blum rips into the lie of U.S. propaganda and takes Hart’s academic discussion into the streets. By Ron Jacobs | The Rag Blog | March 26, 2013 Empire of Ideas: The … finish reading BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : Justin Hart and William Blum on Exporting Democracy

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Alan Waldman : ‘Inspector Morse’ and Sequel ‘Inspector Lewis’ are Smart, Taut British Mystery Series

Waldman’s film and TVtreasures you may have missed: The great John Thaw and amiable Kevin Whately star in two gripping series from respected mystery writer Colin Dexter. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | March 26, 2013 [In his … finish reading Alan Waldman : ‘Inspector Morse’ and Sequel ‘Inspector Lewis’ are Smart, Taut British Mystery Series

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Lamar W. Hankins : Texas’ Pedernales Electric Coop Violates Cooperative Values

Then Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson at PEC headquarters in Johnson City, Texas, in 1961. PEC violates cooperative valuesand principles of liberty Perhaps the greatest irony about membership in the PEC is that I have no choice about being a … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Texas’ Pedernales Electric Coop Violates Cooperative Values

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Harry Targ : The Destruction of Public Institutions

Image from econoclass.com. One by one: On the road todestroying public institutions In the dystopian society the rich and powerful wish to create there will be education, health care, physical security, and a sustainable and fulfilling quality of life for … finish reading Harry Targ : The Destruction of Public Institutions

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RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Legendary Music Producer Chris Strachwitz and Filmmakers Maureen Gosling & Chris Simon

From left: Chris Simon, Chris Strachwitz, and Maureen Gosling at the studios of KOOP-FM in Austin, Texas, Friday, March 15, 2013. Photo by Bob Simmons / The Rag Blog. Rag Radio podcast:Arhoolie Records founder Chris Strachwitz,filmmakers Maureen Gosling & Chris … finish reading RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Legendary Music Producer Chris Strachwitz and Filmmakers Maureen Gosling & Chris Simon

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Dave Zirin : Steubenville and the Bond Between Jock Culture and Rape Culture

Image from Serious Insanity. The verdict:Steubenville shows the bondbetween jock culture and rape culture ”I think that if rape is inevitable, relax and enjoy it.” — Bob Knight, Hall of Fame basketball coach, 1988. By Dave Zirin / TThe Rag … finish reading Dave Zirin : Steubenville and the Bond Between Jock Culture and Rape Culture

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Johnny Rustywire : The Hitchhiker

Window Rock, Arizona, Navajo Nation. Image from Flickriver.  The hitchhiker I thought it must be an old person, since the figure was small in size and wrapped in a blanket head to toe. I could see the person standing in … finish reading Johnny Rustywire : The Hitchhiker

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