Monthly Archives: December 2013

BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : Matt Hern Writes With Bravado That Sports Do Matter

  Wait a minute people: Sports do have meaning Engagingly written, One Game at a Time is motivated by the belief that sports do matter as much as sports fans think they do. By Ron Jacobs | The Rag Blog … finish reading BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : Matt Hern Writes With Bravado That Sports Do Matter

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Lamar W. Hankins : Right-Wing Rants and the Abominable Straw Man

The abominable Straw Man argument. Image from Linda’s Bees. Frosty the Straw Man: How right-wing rants poison political discussion If we could have civil discourse about our disagreements and try to understand why we have differences of opinion, perhaps we … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Right-Wing Rants and the Abominable Straw Man

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HISTORY / Bob Feldman : A People’s History of Egypt, Part 12, Section 1, 1947-1948

Police crack down on strikers in Mahalla, 1947, killing three workers. Image from Hossam el-Hamalawy / Flickr. A people’s history: The movement to democratize Egypt Part 12: 1947-1948 period/Section 1 — Anti-imperialist left grows; Muslim Brotherhood collaborates with Egyptian regime. … finish reading HISTORY / Bob Feldman : A People’s History of Egypt, Part 12, Section 1, 1947-1948

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Harry Targ : My Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013. My Nelson Mandela Real historic figures get lionized, sanitized, and most importantly redefined as defenders of the ongoing order rather than activists who committed their lives to revolutionary changes… By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | … finish reading Harry Targ : My Nelson Mandela

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Michael James : Back to Uptown, 1965-1966

Two men, Uptown Chicago, 1966. Photos by Michael James from his forthcoming book, Michael Gaylord James’ Pictures from the Long Haul. Pictures from the Long Haul: Back to Uptown: Bye-bye California, Chicago here I come, 1965-1966 I was glad to … finish reading Michael James : Back to Uptown, 1965-1966

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Alan Waldman : ‘Last of the Summer Wine’ Has Kept Millions Laughing for 37 Years

  Waldman’s film and TV treasures you may have missed: British national treasure, Roy Clarke, created and wrote all 295 episodes of this droll series about three elderly Yorkshiremen with too much time on their hands. By Alan Waldman | … finish reading Alan Waldman : ‘Last of the Summer Wine’ Has Kept Millions Laughing for 37 Years

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