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Proposal: The Nominator of an ITN/RD candidate, at their discretion and in good faith, be permitted to list his/her nomination on the specific date that the death has been reported in the media and verified through a reputable source. Note that this specific date of verification can occur at a later time and date than the actual date of death.

Comment: I want to make the proposal that when we nominate an ITN/RD Candidate, that we are given more leeway. I believe that we can all come to a general agreement that a person's death has been verified when it is posted on Wikipedia in the "Deaths in [year]" page. Let me given an example to clarify how this proposal might work. Let's use the recent death of Bill Mollison on September 24, 2016 as a case in point. Mollison's death was posted at Wikipedia's Deaths in 2016 page on September 25, 2016 (see here for the exact time of this edit; also note that this update was not without controversy at the Mollison talk page: Death of Bill Mollison). In other words, Wikipedia was not notified of Mollison's death the next day, or one day later than his death. A reliable source (in this case Mollison's widow) verified that Mollsion died around 11 PM ADT, late in the evening of September 24th. In fact he died so late on the 24th of September that there is no chance that any editor would have been able to notify Wikipedia that the death had occurred until after the 24th of September. And so here is where I propose that we should be given more leeway. Specifically, I propose that the Nominator of an ITN/RD candidate be permitted to list his/her nomination, in good faith, under the dated section that the nominator would deem appropriate. In this case, the relevant date to list Bill Mollison's RD nomination under would be September 25, 2016.

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Michel Butor[edit]

Michel Butor, born in Mons-en-Barœul the September 14, 1926 and death August 24, 2016 in Contamine-sur-Arve,[1] was poet , novelist , essayist , art critic and translator French

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────He is famous for his novel La Modification ( 1957 ), a major work of the New novel for the part of his work devoted to art books , and his academic work on French literature .

Michel Butor was French language teacher abroad (particularly in Egypt ) and professor of philosophy at the International School of Geneva in the 1950s after his failures in the aggregation of philosophy. He began an academic career as a professor of literature, first the US , then in France at the University of Nice and finally to Geneva University until his retirement in 1991.

It is known to the public [3][2] as a novelist, particularly as the author of The Change [5] , a novel written almost entirely in the second person plural ( "you"). This image of the author is probably unfair, in the sense that Michel Butor has definitively broken with novel writing after Degrees in 1960 with the publication of Mobile in 1962.

After trying in his first books to balance both a certain detachment from the traditional form of the novel and a desire to represent the contemporary world, and relating to the group New Roman ( Nathalie Sarraute , Alain Robbe-Grillet , Claude Simon ) he chose new experimental forms, from Mobile, great work done by various collages (American encyclopedias, car descriptions, newspaper articles, etc.) to try to account for the astonishing reality of the contemporary United States.

This willingness to experiment to represent the world is found in all his works, whether travelogues (series The Genius of the Place), dreams of accounts (dreams of material), or its numerous collaborations with painters and contemporary artists (collected in the series of Illustrations). This work with painters gradually came to constitute a new plan of his literary interventions by its "on" approach "with" and "in" the painting. The critical text of the early (for the record his first art critic dedicated to Max Ernst in 1945) eventually be replaced by a myriad of more or less limited edition books that question the notion of cross works.

He collaborated with a large number of artists to produce book-objects and artist books .

From the late 1950s, Michel Butor wrote texts for musical parts Henri Pousseur (Your Faust (1960-1968), Répons (1960-1965) The trial of the young dog (1974-1978) the voices rose (1982), storms Declarations (1989), lessons from hell (1991), the Hourglass of the Phoenix (1993), etc.).

He abandoned the genre of the novel itself since the 1960s Besides numerous tests writing, he practices various kinds akin to poetry.

In 2006 begins the publication of his complete works in thirteen volumes by the Editions of the difference under the direction of Mireille Calle-Gruber .

In 2013, he received the Grand French Academy Prize for Literature for his body of work.

He lived in Lucinges , a village in Haute-Savoie near Geneva .

August 24, 2016, he died at the hospital of Contamine-sur-Arve in Haute-Savoie, not far from his residence [4][3]

Quick Sandbox[edit]

In 1968, six months after The Baltimore Four protest, after his release on bail, Berrigan decided to repeat the protest in a modified form. A local high school physics teacher, Dean Pappas, helped to concoct homemade napalm. Nine activists, including Berrigan's Jesuit brother Philip, later became known as the Catonsville Nine. They walked into the offices of the local draft board in Catonsville, Maryland, removed 600 draft records, doused them in napalm and burnt them in a lot outside of the building. [4][5]The Catonsville Nine, who were all Catholics, issued a statement:

We confront the Roman Catholic Church, other Christian bodies, and the synagogues of America with their silence and cowardice in the face of our country's crimes. We are convinced that the religious bureaucracy in this country is racist, is an accomplice in this war, and is hostile to the poor.[4]

Berrigan was convicted of conspiracy and destruction of government property on November 8, 1968, but was bailed for 16 months while the case went to the U.S. Supreme Court. The court rejected the appeal and Berrigan and three others went into hiding. 12 days later Berrigan was arrested by the FBI and jailed in Lewisburg.[6][7] All nine were sentenced to three years in prison.[8][4][5]

celan sandbox[edit]

  • {| class="toccolours" style="float: right; margin-left: 2em; font-size: 90%; background:#c6dbf7; width:30em; max-width: 40%;" cellspacing="5" | style="text-align: left;" | '''"Todtnauberg"''' :Arnica, eyebright, the :draft from the well with the :star-die on top, :in the :Hütte, :written in the book :—whose name did it record :before mine—? :in this book :the line about :a hope, today, :for a thinker's :word :to come, :in the heart, :forest sward, unleveled, :orchis and orchis, singly, :crudeness, later, while driving, :clearly, :he who drives us, the man, :he who also hears it, :the half– :trod log– :trails on the highmoor, :humidity, :much. |- | style="text-align: right;" | Celan: "Todtnauberg"<br />(translated by Pierre Joris)<ref>Note: this version is included in ''Lightduress'' [Green Integer 113] (Copenhagen & Los Angeles: Green Integer Editions, 2005) and on Pierre Joris's blog ([ entry for November 29, 2006]). See also Felstiner, ''Selected Poems'', ''op. cit.'' pp. 314–15</ref> |- | style="text-align: right;" |''Used by permission <br>of the translator''<ref>for more information on the translation of this poem see Joris' essay "[ Translation at the Mountain of Death]"</ref> |} '''''Todnauberg''''' Is a German language poem written by the [[Romania]]n-born poet [[Paul Celan]] soon after Celan's meeting (and his only direct encounter) with the philosopher [[Martin Heidegger]]. Celan had read Heidegger beginning in 1951, and exclamation marks in his margin notes testify to an awareness that Heidegger had allowed his remarks on the "greatness" of [[Nazism|National Socialism]] in the 1953 edition of ''Introduction to Metaphysics'' to stand without further comment. Celan visited [[West Germany]] periodically, including trips arranged by Hanne Lenz, who worked in a publishing house in Stuttgart.{{fact|date=August 2014}} Celan and his wife Gisèle often visited Stuttgart and the area on stopovers during their many vacations to Austria. On one of his trips, Celan gave a lecture at the [[University of Freiburg]] (on July 24, 1967) which was attended by Heidegger, who gave Celan a copy of ''{{Lang|de|Was heißt Denken?}}'' (What does thinking mean?) and invited him to visit his work retreat "{{Lang|de|die Hütte}}" (the hut) at [[Todtnauberg]] the following day and walk in the [[Black Forest]].Celan accepted the invitation and even signed Heidegger's guest book at the famous "hut". [[File:Heideggerrundweg0009.JPG|thumb|left|Heidegger's stone-and-tile chalet clustered among others at Todtnauberg.]] The two walked in the woods. It's been reported that Celan impressed Heidegger with his knowledge of [[botany]] and Heidegger is thought to have spoken about elements of his press interview "Only a God can save us now", which he had just given to ''[[Der Spiegel]]'' on condition of posthumous publication. That would seem to be the extent of the meeting. "Todtnauberg" was written shortly thereafter and sent to Heidegger as the first copy of a limited bibliophile edition. Heidegger responded with no more than a letter of "perfunctory thanks." “August 1, 1967, Frankfurt am Main. Probably the single most discussed poem of this volume, it is the record of Celan’s visit to the philosopher Martin Heidegger at the latter’s Hütte in the village of Todtnauberg in the Black Forest on July 25, 1967, the day after the poet gave a poetry reading at the University of Freiburg in the presence of the philosopher. The poem was composed on August 1 in Frankfurt. In a letter of August 2 (PC/GCL, #536), written immediately upon his return to Paris, Celan tells his wife: “The reading in Freiburg was a major, an exceptional success: 1200 people listened to me with bated breath for an hour, then, after much applause, they listened to me for another fifteen minutes … Heidegger had approached me—The day after my reading I went with Mr. Neumann, Elmar’s friend, to Heidegger’s little hut [the Hütte] in the Black Forest. In the car, a serious dialogue ensued, I spoke with explicit words. Mr. Neumann, who witnessed the exchange, told me afterward that for him this conversation had an epochal character. I hope Heidegger will take up his pen and write a few pages in response..." <ref>Celan, Paul. “Breathturn into Timestead.” Farrar, Straus and Giroux.</ref> iBooks. {{Paul Celan}} [[Category:1970 poems]] [[Category:German poems]] [[Category:The Holocaust]] [[Category:Poetry by Paul Celan]]

sarah kofman[edit]

Remembering, acting out, working-through: The case of Sarah Kofman

Democracy in America[edit]


When a deal was struck on 5 October 2015, more than a dozen environmental organizations including the Sierra Club, NRDC, Greenpeace,, and Food & Water Watch raised warnings against the deal.[9]

National Translation Awards[edit]

2015 National Translation Award Longlist Poetry

Acquelin-AbsoluteThe Absolute Is a Round Die by Jose Acquelin (Canada) Translated from the French by Hugh Hazelton

Attanasio-AmnesiaAmnesia of the Movement of Clouds & Of Red and Black Verse by Maria Attanasio (Italy) Translated from the Italian by Carla Billitteri

Celan-BreathturnBreathturn into Timestead by Paul Celan (Romania) Translated from the German by Pierre Joris

Darwish-Nothing-More-to-Lose_1024x1024Nothing More to Lose by Najwan Darwish (Palestine) Translated from the Arabic by Kareem James Abu-Zeid

Dopplet-LazySuzie_cover_WEB_FINAL-1Lazy Suzie by Suzanne Doppelt (France) Translated from the French by Cole Swensen

Guarding the Air: Selected Poems of Gunnar Harding by Gunnar Harding (Sweden) Translated from the Swedish by Roger Greenwald

MandelstamPoems of Osip Mandelstam by Osip Mandelstam (Russia) Translated from the Russian by Peter France

.Wallless Space by Ernst Meister (Germany) Translated from the German by Graham Foust and Samuel Frederick

Merle-ElsewhereElsewhere on Earth by Emmanuel Merle (France) Translated from the French by Peter Brown

Ovid-OffenseThe Offense of Love: Ars Amatoria, Remedia Amoris, and Tristia 2 by Ovid (Rome) Translated from the Latin by Julia Dyson

Ruebner Dust Jacket.inddIn the Illuminated Dark: Selected Poems of Tuvia Ruebner by Tuvia Ruebner (Slovakia) Translated from the Hebrew by Rachel Tzvia Back

Tappy-ShedsSheds/Hangars by José-Flore Tappy (Switzerland) Translated from the French by John Taylor

Cultural Marxism[edit]

  • 'Cultural Marxism': a uniting theory for rightwingers who love to play the victim | Jason Wilson | Comment is free | The Guardian

  • Debunking William S. Lind & “Cultural Marxism” BY THE RED PHOENIX on AUGUST 26, 2011

The Stone Face[edit]

Timeline of OWS[edit]

Debt Crisis[edit]

CADTM - What is to be Done with the Banks? Radical Proposals for Radical Changes

sandbox william gaddis[edit]




“Stop Player. Joke No. 4” first appeared in The Atlantic Monthly; “In the Zone” in The New York Times; “The Rush for Second Place” in Harper’s; “J R Up to Date” (in different form), “An Instinct for the Dangerous Wife,” and “Erewhon and the Contract with America” in The New York Times Book Review; “Old Foes with New Faces” in The Yale Review; “J. Danforth Quayle” in Esquire; and tributes to Dostoevski and Mothers in Frankfurter Allgemenine Zeitung.”

Excerpt From: Gaddis, William. “The Rush for Second Place: Essays and Occasional Writings.” Penguin Books, 2002-10-02T04:00:00+00:00. iBooks. This material may be protected by copyright.

Excerpt From: Gaddis, William. “The Rush for Second Place: Essays and Occasional Writings.” Penguin Books, 2002

NBA Template[edit]

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A few articles to which I've contributed[edit]

Notes to Use for future articles ONE[edit]

“The Delicate Prey,” his great Moroccan story of the 1940s, [...] represents all the elements upon which Bowles’s reputation rests. It is also one of the most traditionally structured of his short prose works. Perfect in sound and detail, “The Delicate Prey” seems to gather itself out of dark magic, half-recognized music echoing over the reaches of a space both fearful and lyrical. Its lovely sinister light winks from a quarter where no light belongs [...] To thrust the fortunes of a fictive creation upon the reader in the most intense manner possible is, of course, the fundamental goal of fiction. In this matchless, classic story, with its lovely structure and delectable sound, Bowles does it as well as it has ever been done.”.[11]

  • Lisa Robertson

Police killings USA[edit]

  • US police kill more than two people a day, report suggests - BBC News

Notes to use for future articles TWO[edit]

  • 'A level of racist violence I have never seen': UCLA professor Robin Kelley on Palestine and the BDS movement

  • Notes for events section of literture 2014:

    • and events section of 2014 in poetry

Did the Deaths of 50 Million Indians Cause Climate Change? -

Future articles poetry[edit]

  • Kate Sutton on Bill Berkson (1939–2016) - / passages

  • In the early hours of July 24, 1966, poet Frank O'Hara was hit by a Jeep on the beach at Fire Island. He died on July 25, fifty years ago--a great loss to USAmerican poetry. This is a painting of the accident by Alfred Leslie.
  • 18 Contemporary Women Poets You Should Be Reading | Bustle

  • Announcing the NTA Award Shortlists in Poetry and Prose | ALTA Blog

  • National Poetry Day 2015: Ten must-read contemporary poets

  • Alice Notley:

  • Feminists abused my mother's suicide, says Sylvia Plath's poet daughter - Telegraph

PEN & Charlie Hebdo

  • Richard Russo literary series protects the writing life — Living — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine

Kenneth Goldsmith | Vanessa Place | Ron Silliman[edit]

  • Kenneth Goldsmith’s Controversial Conceptual Poetry - The New Yorker

  • The Silence of Kenneth Goldsmith is Overrated - Cultural Weekly

  • The Whitest Boy Alive: Witnessing Kenneth Goldsmith : Lillian-Yvonne Bertram : Harriet the Blog : The Poetry Foundation

  • Writing group kicks poet off committee because of her tweets on 'Gone With the Wind' | InsideHigherEd

  • White Conceptual Poets and Race and White Poets | Philly Books and Culture

  • Kenneth Goldsmith Says He Is an Outlaw : Caconrad : Harriet the Blog : The Poetry Foundation

  • Con-Po | Dale Smith

  • Asian American Writers' Workshop - Authenticity Obsession, or Conceptualism as Minstrel Show

  • The Denunciation of Vanessa Place - The Los Angeles Review of Books

2015 awards from academy of american poets[edit]

Joy Harjo receives $100,000 poetry prize - Yahoo News Joy Harjo receives $100,000 poetry prize Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Poet Joy Harjo, known for wedding social consciousness to her Muskogee Creek heritage and the Southwest America landscape, has won a $100,000 prize for lifetime achievement.

Harjo, 64, received the Wallace Stevens Award for "proven mastery," the Academy of American Poets announced Thursday. The academy praised Harjo for her "visionary justice-seeking art" and for transforming "bitterness to beauty" and "trauma to healing."

Her books include "How We Became Human" and "The Woman Who Fell from the Sky."

Previous winners of the Stevens prize include W.S. Merwin and Adrienne Rich.

Also Thursday, the academy awarded Kevin Young's "Book of Hours" the $25,000 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize for the year's best collection and a $25,000 fellowship to poet Marie Howe.

Kathyrn Nuernberger's "The End of Pink" won a $1,000 prize for the best second book of poetry, and Blake N. Campbell received a $1,000 award for student poetry for his work "Bioluminescence."

The academy announced two translation awards. Todd Portnowitz received a $25,000 prize and five-week residency at the American Academy in Rome for his work on Italian poet Pierluigi Cappello's "Go Tell It To the Emperor." Roger Greenwald's English-language edition of the Swedish poet Gunnar Harding's "Guarding the Air" brought him a $1,000 prize.

Poetry books 2014[edit]

Adhemar Ahmad, Hannibal Barca Sana Amanat, Stephen Wacker, G. Willow Wilson, and Adrian Alphona, Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal Ken Babstock, On Malice Jesse Ball, Silence Once Begun David Bartone, Practice on Mountains Katy Bohinc, Dear Alain Nicholas Bourbaki, if Brandon Brown, Top 40 Blake Butler, 300,000,000 Will Chancellor, A Brave Man Seven Storeys Tall Julia Cohen, I Was Not Born CA Conrad, ECODEVIANCE: (Soma)tics for the Future Wilderness Lydia Davis, Can’t and Won’t Olena Kalytiak Davis, The Poem She Didn’t Write and Other Poems Lucas de Lima, Wet Land Gregoire Pam Dick, Metaphysical Licks Tim Earley, Poems Descriptive of Rural Life and Scenery Andy Fitch, Sixty Morning Walks Robert Fitterman, No, Wait. Yep. Definitely Still Hate Myself. Frédéric Forte (trans. Matthew B. Smith), Seven String Quartets Matt Fraction, David Aja, and Annie Wu, Hawkeye #15-20 Eckhard Gerdes, How to Read Alena Graedon, The Word Exchange Kate Hargreaves, Leak Steven Hendricks, Little Is Left to Tell James Hugunin, Tar Spackled Banner Kim Hyesoon (trans. Don Mee Choi), Sorrowtoothpaste Mirrorcream Hiromi Itō (trans. Jeffrey Angles), Wild Grass on the Riverbank Laura Ellen Joyce, The Luminol Reels Tim Kinsella, Let Go and Go On and On Kelin Loe, These Are the Gloria Stories Valeria Luiselli (trans. Christina MacSweeney), Faces in the Crowd Cyrille Martinez, The Sleepwalker Thomas McEvilley, The Arimaspia Richard McGuire, Here Henri Michaux (trans. Gillian Conoley), Thousand Times Broken Feliz Lucia Molina, Ben Segal and Brett Zehner, The Wes Letters Sara Nicholson, The Living Method Jenny Offill, Dept. of Speculation Jena Osman, Corporate Relations Sina Queryas, MxT Stephen Ratcliffe, Painting Gregory Robinson, All Movies Love the Moon Bob Schofield, The Inevitable June Ron Silliman, Against Conceptual Poetry Eleni Sikelanos, You Animal Machine Laura Sims, My God Is This a Man Abraham Smith, Only Jesus Could Icefish in Summer Dale Smith, Slow Poetry in America Beth Steidle, The Static Herd Jeff VanderMeer, Annihilation John Dermot Woods, The Baltimore Atrocities Nell Zink, The Wallcreeper Rachel Zucker, MOTHERs

DFW the Pale King[edit]

  • David Foster Wallace on Tax Policy, How to Be an Adult and Other Mysteries of the Universe | Cockfield | Pittsburgh Tax Review

  • The literature of boredom | Queen's Gazette | Queen's University

BAP controversy with Sherman Alexie[edit]

The Unbearable (White) Maleness of US Poetry: And How We Can Enable a Structural Response to Literary Yellowface and Gender Inequity in Publishing | VIDA: Women in Literary Arts

Why A White Poet Posed As Asian To Get Published, And What's Wrong With That : Code Switch : NPR

White Guy Michael Derrick Hudson Dons Yellowface, Tricks Sherman Alexie, Gets Published in Best American Poetry - Slog - The Stranger

A White Poet Borrows a Chinese Name and Sets Off Fireworks

Michael Derrick Hudson Posed as a ‘Yi-Fen Chou’: Did the Name Sell His Poem?

Letters to Best American Poetry | Craig Santos Perez

Sherman Alexie Speaks Out on The Best American Poetry 2015

White poet's use of Chinese pen name too personal for Fort Wayne family - Fort Wayne, IN

A white guy named Michael couldn’t get his poem published. Then he became Yi-Fen Chou. - The Washington Post

Yi-Fen Chou is Michael Derrick Hudson: The Best American Poetry from 2015 published a writer in yellowface.

White poet used Chinese pen name to gain entry into Best American Poetry | Books | The Guardian

'Real Asian poets' fight back in Best American Poetry race row | Books | The Guardian

White poet who wrote as 'Yi-Fen Chou' reportedly took classmate's name | Books | The Guardian

Asian American Writers' Workshop - After Yi-Fen Chou: A Forum

Ten Poems and One Contributor’s Note You Should Strongly Consider Reading. . . Boston Review

RS deliberations[edit]

Although I'm sure that the Times wish they'd done a better job here, I would remind people that newspaper articles are generally not most preferred RS content WP:NEWSORG. Those that are familiar with this part of the RS policy should already know that correcting errors is considered something that makes a source more reliable not less. We should mainly be using them for quotes that can be attributed to specific people, which we do have here from Sir David Omand. However we're talking about spy stuff here, anonymity is commonly used when governments wish to make statements about classified information. It is highly unlikely that we're ever going to get solid evidence (The Russians or Chinese are hardly going to admit it and if we know because we spied on them, detailed public acknowledgment would likely burn that asset as well). I feel that the Times source with the BBC (which does contain independent confirmation albeit with more anonymity) is suitable to say: "British government officials briefing anonymously, stated ...". Rebuttal based on political convenience and the difficulties with verification would also be acceptable. It certainly shouldn't be in the lead yet though, not that is where anyone was trying to put it.


  • My comment on proposed amendment re: undisclosed paid editing on Wikipedia:

#Strongly Support. I think it is vital to place this issue out: front & center. Many of the recent comments are cogent and I share in them. And although Wikipedia cannot stop the paid "lobbying/slant/corporate troll wars on the truth," that shouldn't keep us from voicing our dissent. There should not be undisclosed paid editing practices on Wikpedia. When this has occurred, then users, editors, and contributors need to know this. We can not (and will not) bury our heads in the sand and pretend it doesn't happen (even if, at the same time, we are skeptical that any "regulations" can really and truly stop this from happening). The fact is that there is a war on the "truth," and there will continue to be a war. And yes, it will continue here on Wikpedia just as there continues to be the insidious (and ubiquitous) practice of Public Relations and business-sponsored "think-tanks" and "Foundation" lackeys "buying off the mainstream media and web journals with ads and threats of pulling ads." And of course there's no way, within the current "system," to completely stop or eliminate this practice of undisclosed "paid contributions." In fact, I don't believe this can stop unless there's some kind of collapse or systemic break with the current world-system which is a Capitalist world-system (see the "Immanuel Wallerstein" page on Wikipedia for more information). So for now let's do what we can do to limit what the "lobbying/corporate" shills can do with the truth. After all, there is a "human right" to information (in fact, September 28 is the International Day devoted to that right; and that is an 'observance' that we recognize as happening everyday on Wikipedia). But I digress. I vote here to "strongly support" this amendment because we must do whatever we can to make it difficult for the "shills" (and that's what you are when you're paid to either "edit" the truth or otherwise traffic in ideology & propaganda on behalf of 'special interests' and undisclosed agendas. Even if your motives are well meaning or done in 'good faith.' That's not up to you. It's up to us. That's up to the Wikipedia community to decide). Finally, we traffic in the real world, we partake of the truth. We also must, as a "commons" and a community on Wikipedia, pay attention to how the truth is being manipulated and make every effort to prevent the lackeys and shills from "buying off Wikipedia's compendium of knowledge and reinforcing [an] outdated orthodoxy that represents their interests, not the truth."

Removed the "Few people believe" line[edit]

I removed the line suggesting that "few people believe" a few radical German professors could . . . If it was a quote from a critic of Buchanon's views or something, that's fine or if it was referenced. But, while I personally think it's probably accurate, it doesn't seem appropriate for an encyclopedia entry.--

Thanks for creating a better WP article over desire to express opinion. If we could find a source that dates as one of the earliest uses of the term cultural Marxism, that may also be a good addition. We have ideas of what the term means today, but who was the first to use it, and in what context? The earliest document I have been able to find is from 1967. Here's an exerpt:

"Although a great many American intellectuals were influenced by Marxism at one point or another in the 1930s, one of the most important group of writers and critics among them were those who became associated with the Partisan Review. Briginating in the communist movement early in the 1930s the journal shared the interests and desires of other radical publications of its generation, but it was exceptional for its tenacity, for its cornmitment to radicalism and to the integrity of art. Its history reflects both the American intellectual's early enthusiasm for Marxism, and the gradual evolution of new responses as the events of the 1930s dimmed the prospects for radical change.

"Cultural Marxism was most pervasive during the 1930s in New York literary circles, particularly among the generation of critics which came of age during the early years of the depression. Every new literary generation to some extent rejects the ideas of its predecessors, but the economic crisis which served in so many minds as the symbol of a coming cultural decline reinforced the desire to discard old systems. The Great Crash of 1929, wrote Edmund Wilson, was 'for us almost like a reveling of the earth in preparation for the Day of Judgment7.1 It emphasized the need for revolutionary thinking, for a drastic accommodation of ideology to what was considered a new reality."

  • Gilbert, James. "Literature and Revolution in the United States: The Partisan Review." Journal of Contemporary History 2.2(1967): 161-176.

future articles[edit]

  • Of Two Minds - You Can't Separate Empire, the State, Financialization and Crony Capitalism: It's One Indivisible System

future articles[edit]

There are two poles in his writing: firstly its modernism and avant-gardism and secondly a more sensual activist writing, suggestive, claiming the female homosexual freedom.

Nicole Brossard wrote a poem of objectivity in which the poet does not refer to anything about himself. It is the antithesis of lyricism. After 1980, subjectivity is redevelopment, focusing on claims and revolt.

The Archives Nicole Brossard is kept in the archives of Montreal downtown Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec [1] .

Restriction (s) Restrictions apply on one or more storage units. Consult panorama 'Containers' to read the wording of the restrictions.

Biographical sketch / Administrative history Nicole Brossard was born in Montreal on November 27, 1943. Bachelor of Arts (1965), Bachelor of Arts from the University of Montreal (1968) and a BA in education from the University of Quebec in Montreal, she does not expect the end of his studies to undertake a literary career by participating in vanguard movements and founding "The Bar x Day (1965) which she is the director. She began a teaching career (1969-1970), it interrupts to devote to other women in the filming of a movie, "Some American Feminists" to prepare "The Ship of witches" in 1976, the foundation of a feminist magazine, "The pickaxe heads" in 1976 as well, and the direction of the "Delirium" collection with Bias Editions. Poet and novelist, she participated in numerous conferences, shows and festivals and deserves for his book "Mechanics juggler," the Governor General's Award in 1975. Co-Director of the collection "Reliable" Éditions Fifteen since 1979, she worked on several journals, including "Freedom", "Literature and Writing," "Witches", "Cross Country" and "Fireweed". She was a member of the first executive of the Union of Quebec writers. Source: "Dictionary of Literary Quebec." - Montreal: Fides, 1984. History of preservation / Immediate source of acquisition The fund was acquired directly from Nicole Brossard in 1977. Scope and content The collection contains manuscripts of "Mechanics juggler" followed by "grammatical Male", "Sold-out", "French-kiss", "Ship of socières" etc.

alternatives media[edit]

Mark Mason

Partial List of Alternative News Media Which Interest Me. :

The Real News Network Democracy Now! Truth-Out Truth Dig Revolution News Global Research Black Agenda Report CommonDreams Information Clearinghouse CounterPunch News Junkie Post OpEd News AntiWar Reader Supported News Word Socialist Web Site The Raw Story First Look Making Contact Anti-Media Vox Mint Press News

Liberation Theology[edit]

  • Former Soviet spy: We created Liberation Theology :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

sort through these[edit]

articles of interest from February 2016[edit]

  • Forget Techno-Optimism: We Can’t Innovate Our Way Out of Inequality - In These Times

  • Radical new economic system will emerge from collapse of capitalism | Guardian Sustainable Business | The Guardian

  • Young South Koreans call their country ‘hell’ and look for ways out - The Washington Post

  • How Two-Party Political Systems Bolster Capitalism

Liberal Pundits Aren’t Amused By Bernie Sanders’ Campaign Anymore—They’re Terrified - In These Times

Flawed Arrangement Turns Haitian Restaveks Into Slaves - Business Insider

10 Critical Theory Books That Came Out in January, 2016 |

The $10 Trillion US Tax Giveaway – $10 Trillion More Proposed

Chris Lehmann | The Loudest Voice Not in the Room

'An alternative exists': the US citizens who vowed to flee to Canada – and did | US news | The Guardian

Donald Trump and the Aesthetics of Fascism - In These Times

What Makes Scandinavia Different? | Jacobin

These 6 Corporations Control 90% Of The Media In America - Business Insider

Philosophy Student Arrested in Turkey (updated) - Daily Nous


  • Maurice Blanchot papers acquired by Harvard Modern Books and Manuscripts

  • Étienne Balibar | Étienne Balibar and Peter Osborne | Interview | Radical Philosophy 097 (Sep/Oct 1999)

  • On Poetry: How One Poet Came to His Craft | Valley News

  • The Most Profoundly Evil Crime Committed by ExxonMobil to Date

  • Review: 'The Wake' bracingly conjures a devastated 11th century England - LA Times

  • Rats Build Their Labyrinth: Oulipo in the 21st Century

  • CMPD considers no-go areas for criminals | The Charlotte Observer

  • Do you miss the future? Mark Fisher interviewed | Crack Magazine

  • Sustainability is destroying the Earth | Deep Green Resistance New York

  • Shock of the new: the books that were ahead of their time

  • NS Essay - Globalisation: now the good news

  • Delusions of Whiteness in the Avant-Garde - Lana Turner Journal

  • This is the best paragraph I've ever read on gun control and mass shootings - Vox

  • Twelve-Hour Shifts | Academy of American Poets

  • 'The devil made me do it': Obama's foreign policy just reached a new low - Yahoo Finance

  • Robert E. Simon Jr., Who Created a Town, Reston, Va., Dies at 101 - The New York Times®ion=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=2


other sandboxes[edit]

] Just to recap (and to make the point as clear as possible): it will not work to put Hedges' so-called political beliefs into the first sentence of the lede. That's because it would be necessary to define how these terms are being used (ie., 'liberal', 'socialist', 'anti-capitalist' at the very beginning of the article (and certainly in the main body of this page). This is according to the Wikipedia style sheet. The lede introduces what will be restated in the main body of the article. However, the last sentence of the lede states that Hedges describes himself as a socialist. This is documented here with a citation. He really does describe himself as having that particular political affiliation. Once again: those editors who are concerned about stating Hedges political affiliations in the first sentence of the lede are giving this page a bias and slant that will not work here, at least if it is put into the first sentence. There are no political parties in the US called the 'Liberal' party or the "anti-capitalist" party. Hedges is a US journalist who lives and works in the US. Therefore, if we introduce Hedges political affiliations we have to talk about 'viable' political parties that exist in the US and are part of the mainstream. The mainstream political parties are Democrats, Republican, & Independents. And then Libertarians or Tea Party affiliations are below that in influence and power. Finally, there are marginalized political parties, such as Socialist Party, the Green Party. These have no real, sustained political influence. In fact, these marginal political affiliations amd parties have never ('*never*) assumed, nationally, the formal mechanisms of mainstream political power in the United States.etc.. (I'm not unaware of Eugene Debs, which is an "exception" that proves the rule). So then why the insistence on giving a label that is inconsequential to mainstream (ie., liberal, socialist, Green, anti-capitlist) US political discourse? That being the case, it has no plac here on Wikipedia. And yet these editors want to make the claim that this is 'not' bias or is NPOV when including this bit of esoteric information (socialist? Who cares? What is that?) that most readers won't recognize or understand? And yet this article is still keeping 'socialist' in the lede here, in the concluding sentence Why the insistence to put his affiliation into the first sentence of a wikipedia biography of a living person?Christian Roess (talk) 17:10, 27 September 2014 (UTC)

References & Sandbox[edit]

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  4. ^ a b c Religion and War Resistance in the Plowshares Movement (2008) Sharon Erickson Nepstad, Cambridge University Press, p48 ISBN 9780521717670
  5. ^ a b Cite error: The named reference nine was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  6. ^ Cite error: The named reference obit was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  7. ^ Dunlap, David W. (2004) From Abyssinian to Zion: A Guide to Manhattan's Houses of Worship. New York: Columbia University Press, 2004, p.207."
  8. ^ United States v. Moylan, 417 F.2d 1002 (4th Cir. 1969).[1]
  9. ^ "Environmentalist Groups Slam 'Disastrous' TPP, Vow to Fight It". teleSUR English. Retrieved 2015-10-09. 
  10. ^ Sims, Laura. "Instead of Reading This, You Should Be Reading David Markson (Part One) : Laura Sims : Harriet the Blog". The Poetry Foundation. Retrieved 2014-05-22. 
  11. ^ Bowles, Paul. “The Stories of Paul Bowles.” With an Introduction by Robert Stone. Ecco / HarperCollins, 2001
  12. ^ Turse, Nick (2013-01-28). "'Anything That Moves': Civilians And The Vietnam War". NPR. Retrieved 2014-05-22. 
  • Future Robert Stone article updates.[6]

sandbox 2[edit]

Biography - Kolko, Gabriel (1932-). Contemporary Authors (Biography). Thomson Gale. 2003. 

Gale Reference Team, ed. (2003). Biography - Kolko, Gabriel (1932-). Contemporary Authors (Biography). 

Title: Biography - Kolko, Gabriel (1932-) Author: Gale Reference Team Publication: Contemporary Authors (Biography) Date: 2003 Publisher: Thomson Gale

Published: December 10, 2006]

publications sandbox[edit]

Kathryn Lomer. Night Writing. Brisbane: UQP, 2014

Todd Turner. Woodsmoke. Fitzroy: Black Pepper Publishing, 2014 Stephen Edgar. Exhibits of the Sun. Fitzroy: Black Pepper Publishing, 2014 Peter Bakowski. Personal Weather. Melbourne: Hunter Publishers, 2014 Mark Tredinnick. Bluewren Cantos. Sydney: Pitt Street Poetry, 2013 Geoff Page. New Selected Poems. Glebe: Puncher and Wattmann, 2013 Jordie Albiston. XIII Poems. Melbourne: Rabbit Poets Series, 2013 Tony Lintermans. Weather Walks In. Ormond: Hybrid Publishers, 2013 Jeremy Gadd. Selected Poems. North Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2013 Tara Mokhtari. Anxiety Soup. Braidwood: Finlay Lloyd Publications, 2013 Tom Petsis. Breadth for a Dying Word. North Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2013 John McLaren. Melbourne: City of Words. North Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2013 Lisa Gorton. Hotel Hyperion. Artarmon: Giramondo Publishing Company, 2013 (notice only) Ivy Alvarez. Disturbance. London: Seren Books, 2013 Ken Bolton. Threefer. Glebe: Puncher and Wattmann, 2013 Nola Firth. Even if the Sun. Melbourne: Melbourne Poets Union Inc., 2013 Michael Sharkey (ed),Youngstreet Poets Anthology 9. Summer Hill: Youngstreet Poets, 2013 Sabina Hopfer & Christopher Lappas (eds). Etchings Melb 12. Elsternwick: Illura Press, 2013 Valerie Volk. Passion Play: The Oberammergau Tales. Kent Town: Wakefield Press, 2013 Janet Galbraith. re-membering. North Hobart: Walleah Press, 2013 Ouyang Yu. Translations. Breaking New Sky: Contemporary Poetry from China. Parkville: 5 Islands Press, 2013 Venie Holmgren. The Tea House Poems. Lulu, 2013 Jenny Blackford. The Duties of a Cat. Sydney: Pitt Street Poetry, 2013 James Stuart. Anonymous Folk Songs. Sydney: Vagabond Press, 2013 Lisa Gorton, ed. Best Australian Poems 2013. Collingwood: Black Inc., 2013 Bronwyn Lea, ed. Australian Poetry Journal. v3.1. Melbourne: Australian Poetry, 2013 Alex Skovron. The Attic. Melbourne: PEN Melbourne, 2013 Rachel Mead, The Sixth Creek. Warners Bay: Picaro Press, 2013 Craig Powell. A Mind Knowing Us. Warners Bay: Picaro Press, 2013 Maxine Beneba Clark. Nothing Here Needs Fixing. Warners Bay: Picaro Press, 2013 Peter Verdonk. The Stylistics of Poetry: Context, cognition, discourse, history. Sydney: Bloomsbury Australia, 2013 Eric Parisot. Graveyard Poetry: Religion, Aesthetics and the Mid-Eighteenth-Century Poetic Condition. Surrey: Ashgate Publishing, 2013 Heather Taylor Johnson. Thirsting for Lemonade. Cairndale: Interactive Press, 2013 Lisa Samuels. Wild Dialectics Bristol: Shearsman Book, 2013 Ali Alizadeh & Ann Vickery (guest eds). Southerly. The Political Imagination vol. 73 no. 1, 2013 Nathan Shepherdson. the day the artists stood still. Brisbane: Another Lost Shark, 2013 Melinda Smith. Drag down to unlock or place an emergency call. Sydney: Pitt Street Poetry, 2013 BR Dionysius. Weranga. North Hobart: Walleah Press, 2013 Paul Summers. primitive cartography. North Hobart: Walleah Press, 2013 Coral Carter. Descended from Thieves. Kalgoorlie: Mulla Mulla Press, 2013 Lisa Samuels. Anti M. Tucsan: Chax Press, 2013 John Mateer. Unbelievers, or The Moor. Artarmon: Giramondo Publishing Company, 2013 Margaret Bradstock. Barnacle Rock. Glebe: Puncher and Wattmann, 2013 Brenda Saunders. The Sound of Red. Port Adelaide: Ginninderra Press, 2013 Amy Brown. The Odour of Sanctity. Wellington: Victoria University Press, 2013 Kit Kelen, ed. Notes for the Translators: From 142 New Zealand and Australian Poets. Macau: ASM, 2013 David Mortimer. Magic Logic. Glebe: Puncher and Wattmann, 2013 Luke Beesley. New Works on Paper. Artarmon: Giramondo Publishing Company, 2013 Rachael Munro. Indigo Morning. Wollongong: Grand Parade Poets, 2013 Les Wicks. Sea of Heartbeak (Unexpected Resilience). Glebe: Puncher and Wattmann, 2013 David Brooks & Elizabeth McMahon (eds). Southerly. Islands and Archipelagos vol. 72 no. 3, 2013 Julie Maclean. When I Saw Jimi. Leicestershire: Indigo Dreams Publishing, 2013 Robert Gray. Daylight Saving. New York: George Braziller Inc., 2013 Philomena van Rijswijk. Bread of the Lost. North Hobart: Walleah Press, 2013 Linda Godfrey, Julie Chevalier (eds). Stoned Crows and Other Australian Icons. Strawberry Hills: Spineless Wonders, 2013 Ainslee Laura Meredith. Pinetorch. Melbourne: Express Media/AP, 2013 Homer Reith. 150 Motets. North Fitzroy: Black Pepper, 2013 Corey Wakeling. Goad Omen. Artarmon: Giramondo Publishing, 2013

“My master's thesis in 1954 was entitled "McCarthyism and the Conservative." My Ph.D. dissertation in 1959 was entitled "The Role of Voluntary Associations in the Nationalist Movements in Ghana and the Ivory Coast." It was later published as The Road to Independence: Ghana and the Ivory Coast (1964). At the first ISA meeting that I attended in Stresa, Italy, in 1959, 1 spent my time at the meetings of the Committee on Political Sociology. Later I attended one of the conferences of the SSRC Committee in Frascati, Italy, in 1964, and contributed a paper to the volume resulting from the conference: "The Decline of the Party in Single-Party African States" (1966).”

Excerpt From: Immanuel Maurice Wallerstein. “The Uncertainties of Knowledge.” Temple University Press, 2004-02-28


Among all the thousands of edits to the Noam Chomsky article on English Wikipedia, you are the number #1 editor, número uno. (333 edits as of February 3, 2016. That"s impressive. Congratulations. Your edits seem conscientious. But... your edits occur so often (recently) I've been unable to determine if they should (or should not) pass without criticism. For the most part I think I can say: "good job"...but...I am keeping my eye out because,min my opinion, this article will be (in the future) one of the most referenced Wikipedia articles. No doubt....Now of course hardly any Americans even know who Noam Chomsky is. And if they did, most wouldn't even care. (Try this thought experiment: there are approx. 322 million Americans alive today. Do 10% of Americans know who he is? Let's say we take 10%... that would be 32 million; or, let's take 5%: that would be approx 16 million Americans. So, in all all seriousness, are there really 16 million Americans who even know who Noam Chomsky is? Of course not. And if they do hear of him, most Americans would quickly label him a communist, a nut job and heretic, a lunatic and un-American, or an enemy of the state). All the more reason why this article deserves scrupulous, and careful attention. Sure hope you are in this for the long run. Good luck


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Bernie Sanders on Breaking Big Money’s Grip on Elections October 31, 2014 | Moyers & Company The only independent member of the US Senate tells Bill big money’s purchase of political power is a grave threat, and shares his plan to put government back in voters' control.

CIVIL LIBERTIES The Fight — and the Right — to Vote October 24, 2014 | Moyers & Company Two experts on American elections talk to Bill about the plot to keep citizens away from the ballot box.

Keeping Faith in Democracy October 17, 2014 | Moyers & Company Pulitzer Prize-winning author Marilynne Robinson talks to Bill about what the title character of her new book Lila, says about the state of democracy in America.

Restoring an America That Has Lost Its Way October 9, 2014 | Moyers & Company Reporter Bob Herbert on his new book, Losing Our Way, an intimate and heartrending portrait of America in economic despair.

Too Big to Jail? October 3, 2014 | Moyers & Company A veteran bank regulator lays bare how Washington and Wall Street are joined in a culture of corruption.

WAR & PEACE America’s New War in the Middle East September 26, 2014 | Moyers & Company Two experts on American foreign policy talk to Bill about our deepening engagement in the fight against jihadists in Iraq and Syria.

Climate Change -- The Next Generation September 19, 2014 | Moyers & Company Kelsey Juliana, an 18-year-old activist, is fighting climate change in the courts and walking across the country to spread the word on global warming.

Climate Change: Faith and Fact September 12, 2014 | Moyers & Company Christian and climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe talks to Bill about ending the gridlock between politics, science and faith.

Elizabeth Warren on Fighting Back Against Wall St. September 5, 2014 | Moyers & Company The Massachusetts senator talks to Bill about taking on the entrenched political and Wall Street interests that have rigged the game against the rest of us.

Encore: How Tax Reform Can Save the Middle Class August 28, 2014 | Moyers & Company Joseph E. Stiglitz says corporate abuse of our tax system has helped make America unequal and undemocratic. But the Nobel Prize-winning economist has a plan to change that.

Joseph E. Stiglitz Calls for Fair Taxes for All August 21, 2014 | Moyers & Company In part one of his interview with Bill, the Nobel Prize-winning economist explains why America’s future prosperity depends on tax reform today.

Maya Angelou on Facing Evil August 14, 2014 | Moyers & Company In this second of two programs celebrating the life and work of the late writer, Bill Moyers revisits a 1988 conference on evil.

ARTS & CULTURE Going Home With Maya Angelou August 7, 2014 | Moyers & Company Revisit an episode from over 30 years ago, in which Bill joined the legendary writer on her return to the small Arkansas town where she grew up.

Why 'King Lear' Rules Our Uncertain World August 1, 2014 | Moyers & Company John Lithgow joins Bill to talk about the challenges and triumphs of playing Shakespeare's greatest role, and why we are so drawn to the tale of this flawed, contradictory leader at this moment.

Arthur Brooks on Compassionate Conservatism July 25, 2014 | Moyers & Company Arthur C. Brooks, the president of the American Enterprise Institute, says free enterprise is good for the poor – and good for the soul.

The Crusade Against Reproductive Rights July 18, 2014 | Moyers & Company With new state laws and Supreme Court rulings, the battle over women’s reproductive rights is being fought more fiercely than ever. Roe v. Wade itself may be in peril. Planned Parenthood's Cecile Richards joins Bill this week.

JUSTICE Is the Supreme Court Out of Order? July 11, 2014 | Moyers & Company Following several controversial decisions, Bill speaks to NY Times columnist Linda Greenhouse and Slate's Dahlia Lithwick about the agenda of the Roberts court.

Grass Roots Grow Against Greed July 2, 2014 | Moyers & Company This week on Moyers & Company, organized people versus organized money: the battle continues.

The Lies That Lead to War June 27, 2014 | Moyers & Company This week Bill speaks with investigative journalist Charles Lewis about why facts, logic and reason are often missing in the rush to war.

Andrew Bacevich on the Chaos in Iraq June 20, 2014 | Moyers & Company While armchair warriors in Washington cry “back to Iraq,” former combat veteran and military historian Andrew Bacevich says no way. Watch the show.

ECONOMY & WORK The Woman Who Terrifies Wall Street June 13, 2014 | Moyers & Company Our banks are larger than before the 2008 crash and they're still living dangerously, economist Anat Admati tells Bill.

Public Schools for Sale? March 28, 2014 | Moyers & Company Preeminent education historian and public school advocate Diane Ravitch talks to Bill this week about the private sellout of public schools.

Who's Buying our Midterm Elections? March 21, 2014 | Moyers & Company Two investigative journalists talk to Bill about the role of dark money -- and the wealthy donors behind it -- in this year's midterm elections.

No Escaping Dragnet Nation March 14, 2014 | Moyers & Company A year ago, Edward Snowden leaked classified documents on America's mass surveillance program. Investigative reporter Julia Angwin tells Bill what surprised her most about the revelations.

The Dog Whistle Politics of Race, Part II March 7, 2014 | Moyers & Company Bill continues his conversation with author and legal scholar Ian Haney López about how politicians use strategic racism to win votes.

The Dog Whistle Politics of Race February 28, 2014 | Moyers & Company Ian Haney López tells Bill that dog whistle politics is “the dark magic” by which middle-class voters have been seduced to vote against their own economic interests.

The Deep State Hiding in Plain Sight February 21, 2014 | Moyers & Company In this week's show, Mike Lofgren joins Bill to talk about the Deep State, a hybrid of corporate America and the national security state, which is "out of control" and "unconstrained."

Putting Political Corruption on Ice February 14, 2014 | Moyers & Company This week we feature two Americans fighting against corruption: David Simon, creator of The Wire and activist Lawrence Lessig, who has taken an unconventional approach to highlight the need to get money out of politics.

McKibben to Obama: Say No to Big Oil February 7, 2014 | Moyers & Company Environmentalist Bill McKibben says it’s time for President Obama to stand up to oil companies and just say no.

David Simon: America Is a "Horror Show" January 31, 2014 | Moyers & Company Journalist and creator of the TV series The Wire talks about the crisis of capitalism in America and how it's dividing our country.

Neil deGrasse Tyson on Science Literacy (Part Three) January 24, 2014 | Moyers & Company In the conclusion of Bill's conversation with Neil deGrasse Tyson, the astrophysicist talks about why science literacy is critical to the future of our democracy, economy and standing in the world.

Neil deGrasse Tyson on Science, Religion and the Universe (Part Two) January 17, 2014 | Moyers & Company In part two of their conversation, Bill talks with the astrophysicist about the nature of our mysterious universe and whether faith and science can be reconciled.

Neil deGrasse Tyson on the New 'Cosmos' (Part One) January 10, 2014 | Moyers & Company Bill speaks with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson about his redux of the famous Carl Sagan series Cosmos, premiering this weekend.

State of Conflict: North Carolina January 3, 2014 | Moyers & Company North Carolina, long considered the South's most moderate state, has taken a hard right turn, but Moral Mondays protesters are fighting back. Is this where American politics is heading? Also on the show, the paint industry is ordered to clean up its mess.

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The Pope, Poverty and Poetry December 27, 2013 | Moyers & Company Bill talks to best-selling author Thomas Cahill about why Pope Francis has conservatives up in arms, and to Philip Levine, who explores how his years working on Detroit's assembly lines inspired his poetry.

Incarceration Nation December 20, 2013 | Moyers & Company Bill Moyers speaks with activist Michelle Alexander about the key to unlocking our dehumanizing system of incarceration, and shares a clip from a film about an ex-convict who helps women get back on their feet after prison.

Gunfighter Nation December 13, 2013 | Moyers & Company As the anniversary of the Newtown tragedy approaches, Bill speaks with cultural historian Richard Slotkin about violence in America. Plus, a Moyers essay on our gun culture.

America's Gilded Capital December 6, 2013 | Moyers & Company Bill talks with New York Times journalist Mark Leibovich about This Town, his book on how money rules Washington, DC.

Wendell Berry, Poet & Prophet November 29, 2013 | Moyers & Company In a rare television interview, environmental legend and writer Wendell Berry leaves his Kentucky farm for an inspiring conversation.

Zombie Politics and Casino Capitalism November 22, 2013 | Moyers & Company This week on Moyers & Company, scholar Henry Giroux connects the dots between our politics and "casino capitalism," Bill previews a new documentary and a tribute to writer Doris Lessing.

The Path of Positive Resistance November 15, 2013 | Moyers & Company Two Green Shadow Cabinet members talk about their fight against dysfunctional government policies. Plus, a preview of Following the Ninth, a new film about Beethoven's masterpiece and viewer mail.

How Dollarocracy is Destroying America November 8, 2013 | Moyers & Company Bill examines two major threats to democracy: the money and media election complex destroying our politics and the extraordinary surveillance invading our privacy.

The Top Secret Trade Deal You Need to Know About November 1, 2013 | Moyers & Company Secrets… The innocent lives lost in drone wars and the trade deal Washington and big business are trying to hide.

Saving Democracy is Up to Citizen Activists October 25, 2013 | Moyers & Company Historian Peter Dreier talks about outraged citizens fighting corruption and financial columnist Gretchen Morgenson on why JPMorgan may be getting off easily.

America’s Political Breakdown October 18, 2013 | Moyers & Company Financial Time's commentator Martin Wolf talks about the debt ceiling crisis and psychologist Sherry Turkle explains our addiction to tech devices.

Citizens United -- The Sequel October 11, 2013 | Moyers & Company What's the potential fallout from McCutcheon v. FEC, the campaign finance case currently before the Supreme Court?

Wendell Berry: Poet & Prophet October 4, 2013 | Moyers & Company In a rare television interview, environmental legend and writer leaves his Kentucky farm for an inspiring conversation with Bill.

Saving the Earth from Ourselves September 27, 2013 | Moyers & Company Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo joins Moyers & Company to discuss the politics of global warming and the urgency of environmental activism.

'Inequality for All' September 20, 2013 | Moyers & Company The star of Inequality for All, a new documentary on the growing problem of income inequality, talks with Bill about America's shrinking middle class.

The Collision of Sports and Politics September 13, 2013 | Moyers & Company Dave Zirin, The Nation magazine’s first ever sports writer, joins Bill to discuss the collision of sports with politics and why it’s not only inevitable but newsworthy, and an essay from Bill on Syria.

What Are We Doing in Syria? September 6, 2013 | Moyers & Company Guest host Phil Donahue examines the consequences of an American intervention in Syria with guests Deborah Amos and Andrew Bacevich.

John Lewis Marches On August 30, 2013 | Moyers & Company Bill Moyers and Rep. John Lewis revisit the 1963 March on Washington. How did it transform America? Watch the full show.

America's Gilded Capital August 23, 2013 | Moyers & Company Bill talks with author and New York Times journalist Mark Leibovich about his latest book, This Town, in which he writes that money rules D.C., and status is determined by who you know and what they can do for you.

How People Power Generates Change August 15, 2013 | Moyers & Company Activists Marshall Ganz, Rachel LaForest and Madeline Janis share how organized people can successfully fight organized money.

Taming Capitalism Run Wild August 9, 2013 | Moyers & Company Economist Richard Wolff talks about battling rampant capitalism and fighting for economic justice.

The Faces of America’s Hungry July 31, 2013 | Moyers & Company Kristi Jacobson and Mariana Chilton reveal tragic truths about hunger and food insecurity in America.

John Lewis Marches On July 26, 2013 | Updated August 4, 2015 | Moyers & Company Fifty years ago, Rep. John Lewis looked on as President Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act. In this video, he reflects on how the March on Washington led to key civil rights laws.

Fighting for Farmworkers July 19, 2013 | Moyers & Company Baldemar Velásquez discusses the struggle to ensure fairness for American farmworkers, and Tom Diaz describes how self-defense and concealed-carry laws makes us more vulnerable to gun violence.

Distracted from Democracy July 12, 2013 | Moyers & Company Marty Kaplan discusses media distractions that keep us from focusing on inequality, and Gary May puts American voting rights in historical context.

Surviving the New American Economy July 5, 2013 | Moyers & Company Two decades in the making, the intimate story of two American families struggling to find their places in the new economy.

The Faces of America’s Hungry June 28, 2013 | Moyers & Company The tragic truth about hunger, food insecurity and poverty in America.

United States of ALEC: A Follow-Up June 21, 2013 | Moyers & Company Get updated on the secretive scheme to remake America by changing its laws, one state house at a time.

Big Brother’s Prying Eyes June 14, 2013 | Moyers & Company Lawrence Lessig and Bill explore how we can protect our privacy when Big Government and Big Business morph into Big Brother.

Taming Capitalism Run Wild June 7, 2013 | Moyers & Company Economist Richard Wolff talks about battling rampant capitalism and fighting for economic justice.

Living Outside Tribal Lines May 31, 2013 | Moyers & Company Bill reports on striking extremes of wealth and poverty in California’s Silicon Valley, and writer Sherman Alexie discusses the influence of his Native American heritage.

Going to Jail for Justice May 24, 2013 | Moyers & Company This weekend, environmental activist Tim DeChristopher on civil disobedience, and Gretchen Morgenson describes how banks are still too big to fail.

The Toxic Politics of Science May 13, 2013 | Moyers & Company Bill explores why lead and other toxins continue to threaten America. Also, how money still secretly rules Washington.

How People Power Generates Change May 10, 2013 | Moyers & Company Activists Marshall Ganz, Rachel LaForest and Madeline Janis share how organized people can successfully fight organized money.

The Sandy Hook Promise May 3, 2013 | Moyers & Company Newtown parents and a legendary folk singer lift their voices to end gun violence.

Trading Democracy for ‘National Security’ April 26, 2013 | Moyers & Company Glenn Greenwald talks about the Boston bombings and government secrecy, and two political scholars explain who's to blame for Congressional dysfunction.

The Toxic Assault on Our Children April 19, 2013 | Moyers & Company Biologist, mother and activist Sandra Steingraber discusses her fight against fracking and toxins contaminating our air, water and food.

Living Outside Tribal Lines April 12, 2013 | Moyers & Company A hard look at the state of American economic inequality, and writer Sherman Alexie on living in two different cultures at the same time.

MLK’s Dream of Economic Justice April 5, 2013 | Moyers & Company Theologian James Cone and historian Taylor Branch join Bill to discuss Dr. King’s other dream: economic justice.

And Justice for Some March 29, 2013 | Moyers & Company Fifty years after a landmark decision to give the poor their day in court, they still can’t afford justice.

What Has Capitalism Done for Us Lately? March 22, 2013 | Moyers & Company Bill takes a close look at avarice, banks, and capitalism -- the ABCs of economic inequality -- with insight from Sheila Bair and Richard Wolff.

Ending the Silence on Climate Change March 15, 2013 | Moyers & Company Why climate change gets the silent treatment, and what we should do about it.

What We Can Learn From Lincoln March 7, 2013 | Moyers & Company Tony Kushner, who wrote the screenplay for Lincoln, talks about America's 16th president and "the history lesson of politics."

Fighting Creeping Creationism March 1, 2013 | Moyers & Company Zack Kopplin on fighting the onslaught of creationism and Susan Jacoby on the challenges of free thinking in America.

Taming Capitalism Run Wild February 22, 2013 | Moyers & Company Economist Richard Wolff and Restaurant Worker Advocate Saru Jayaraman talk about battling rampant capitalism, and fighting for economic justice.

The Fight to Keep Democracy Alive February 15, 2013 | Moyers & Company Exploring the virus of money in our politics, and how we need to combat it.

Who’s Widening America’s Digital Divide? February 8, 2013 | Moyers & Company Telecommunications policy expert Susan Crawford explains how media conglomerates put profit ahead of the public interest, and author Nick Turse shares what we never knew about the Vietnam War.

Are Drones Destroying our Democracy? February 1, 2013 | Moyers & Company Bill explores the moral and legal implications of using drones to target our enemies. Also, Matt Taibbi on big bank privileges.

Foul Play in the Senate, and Today's Abortion Debate January 25, 2013 | Moyers & Company Bill explores Senate favoritism for the world's largest biotech firm, and takes a deeper look at modern abortion rights activism.

Fighting for Filibuster Reform January 18, 2013 | Moyers & Company Larry Cohen, president of the Communications Workers of America, joins Bill to make the case for common-sense reform that would bring the Senate back to serving democracy.

Paul Krugman on Why Jobs Come First January 11, 2013 | Moyers & Company The New York Times columnist explains why our top priority should be getting America back to work – if only Washington would stop throwing distractions in the way.

Full Show: Ending the Silence on Climate Change January 4, 2013 | Moyers & Company Climate change communication expert Anthony Leiserowitz explains why climate change gets the silent treatment, and what we should do about it.




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Nobody Here but Us Liberals By ALAN WOLFEJULY 3, 2005 Advertisement

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CONSERVATIVES dominate American politics because there is no conservative tradition in American political thought. Liberals are powerless because all Americans are liberals. Americans argue with each other so virulently because there is so little about which they disagree. They elect presidents from distinguished families because they detest aristocracies. Their society is so secure that they feel constantly under attack. The more isolationist their instincts, the more likely they are to view themselves as saviors of the world.

It takes a love of paradox to appreciate the work of Louis Hartz, whose pathbreaking book, "The Liberal Tradition in America," is celebrating its 50th birthday. An Ohio-born and Nebraska-raised Jew who spent his entire professional life at Harvard, Hartz received instant recognition for his book, which won the American Political Science Association's Woodrow Wilson Prize in 1956. Hartz influenced scholarship dealing with national identity, the role of the United States in the world and the idea of "American exceptionalism."

Before him, American political thought was viewed through the lens of conflict: Jefferson versus Hamilton, the North against the South, progressives in tension with standpatters. But for Hartz, all such disagreements took place within a broad consensus about American values. His lesson was simple: no ideology outside that consensus -- in particular, not that European import called Marxism -- could flourish on these shores.

The American consensus, Hartz argued, stemmed from the ideas of the British philosopher John Locke (1632-1704). For Locke, equality is natural to human beings because at a minimum all people own the same property: their labor. Freedom is preferable to authoritarianism because the best governments are those that win the consent of the people. Religious toleration is a good idea because faiths that are free will be stronger than those that are coerced. Hartz argued that Locke's liberalism had morphed into the American way of life, creating a consensus around property rights, social mobility, individual freedom and popular democracy so powerful that no one could escape it.


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The power of Locke's ideas in America was best demonstrated by the fate of those who might have been inclined to challenge them. Upper-class Federalists and Whigs, unable to justify rule by an elite, turned around and claimed that there was no such thing as class. Southerners like John C. Calhoun argued in favor of slavery, not through divine right or natural law, but by self-defeating appeals to contract and reason. And, Hartz said, because the United States lacked a conservative tradition, it could not have a socialist one. In Europe, feudalism and socialism both appealed to an organic vision of society and fed off each other, but in America, where individualism ruled, neither could take root.

Reading Hartz is not an easy chore. "Needless to say," he writes at one point, "Hobhouse, even if he had wanted to, could not have used the same technique to discredit the modern disciples of Brougham, since to the right of Brougham there had always been Wellington, which changed the iconoclastic picture entirely." I love that "needless to say," which prepares the reader for the obvious, only to deliver the obscure. And, lest one wonder what exactly is the technique that Hobhouse used, Hartz describes it this way: "In an age when Hamilton had flowered into McKinley it did the latter little good to expose the fact that he had once been Hamilton."


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But Hartz earned his right to drop names. His is not the kind of book academics generally write these days. Despite his prodigious learning, he has only eight pages of footnotes. In a work dealing with American history, remarkably few facts, dates, events and people (other than political thinkers and doers) are mentioned. And since Hartz believed that the liberal tradition in America unlocked the secret of everything that had ever taken place in American politics, his generalizations can be breathtaking. Some academics continue to write ambitiously synthetic books in the Hartzian vein -- Robert Bellah, Samuel Huntington, Francis Fukuyama, to name a few -- but most social science books these days narrow the range as they expand the documentation; it is an open question whether "The Liberal Tradition in America" would qualify its author for tenure in today's university.

Yet Hartz got the large picture astonishingly right. It is not just that Republicans praise the sanctity of property rights; Democrats, they claim, represent the elite, while they stand for the common man. Trying to roll back the egalitarian reforms of the New Deal, Republicans describe their goal, with perfect Lockean pitch, as "an ownership society." Not for them such feudal legacies as the filibuster; they demand up or down votes on judicial nominees so that the voice of the people can be heard.

Not all contemporary conservatives are followers of Locke. Adherents of the Christian right, among others, are not likely to be avid readers of Locke's letter on religious toleration (even if Locke justified toleration, not on secular grounds, but on Christian principle). But the fate of today's religious right may well have been foreshadowed by what Hartz called "the reactionary Enlightenment," the effort by Southern thinkers before the Civil War to find a justification for slavery. Because of the lack of a conservative tradition, the opposite of liberalism was fantasy, and so Southern thinkers invented a feudal past of honor and chivalry that never existed.

Similarly, despite the deism of Jefferson and Madison, today's religious right claims that the United States was founded as a Christian republic. Separation of church and state, they contend, is contrary to American ideals -- when it is in fact the perfect expression of them. Like a Southern slaveholder captivated by the novels of Sir Walter Scott, America's Christian conservatives live in a world of their own imagining. Hartz would have understood them perfectly.

However prescient "The Liberal Tradition in America" may have been, it has not lacked for critics. If the South was given over to fantasy, the political scientist Rogers Smith has written, why was the Civil War necessary, and how did Reconstruction defeat the dream of racial equality for so long? Political philosophers have devoted themselves to discovering a republican tradition that emphasizes the common good over individual rights to counter Hartz's claim that there was nothing outside of liberalism.


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Nonetheless, "The Liberal Tradition in America" deserves its status as a classic. (It is still in print and sells surprisingly well on For Hartz, America's consensual liberalism stood in sharp contrast to Europe, where ideologies like fascism and Communism had poisoned political life. Hartz never feared that his country would adopt those alien systems; our Lockeanism would not allow us to do so. But he did worry that Lockeanism itself could turn into what he called "a colossal liberal absolutism" that "hampers creative action abroad by identifying the alien with the unintelligible and . . . inspires hysteria at home by generating the anxiety that unintelligible things produce." Joe McCarthy was a major political figure in the year the book appeared, and Hartz, always the ironist, identified those most insistent on their genuine Americanism as the most vulnerable to the disease of political extremism. It was all so unnecessary in his view: "What must be accounted one of the tamest, mildest and most unimaginative majorities in modern political history has been bound down by a set of restrictions that betray fanatical terror."

The "largest challenge the liberal world has faced," Hartz concluded, borrowing a term from the literary critic Van Wyck Brooks, was whether the United States could come of age. To do so, Americans would have to accept that they were beneficiaries of a liberal political philosophy with responsibilities to the frequently illiberal world they dominated, and stop their illusory attempt to stand outside their own history and traditions.

For all his ironic sensibility, Hartz was something of an optimist. He believed in 1955 that if America was ever going to come of age, "it will begin happening now." That hope, in this era of partisan screeching and fundamentalist preaching, seems to be one of his predictions that has not panned out.

ESSAY Alan Wolfe, the author of "One Nation, After All," is the director of the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life at Boston College. He is working on a book about whether American democracy still works.


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  • Mira, mis libros estan (son?) disponibles. Para comprar "El reencantamiento del mundo," "Cuerpo y espiritu," y "Historia de la conciencia," escribe Cuatro Vientos Editorial en Santiago de Chile: Para comprar "El crepusculo de la cultura americana," escribe Sexto Piso Editorial en Mexico: La secuencia de "El crepusculo," "La edad oscura americana," sera disponible de Sexto Piso en agosto o septiembre 2007.
  • El reencantamiento del mundo" is published by Cuatro Vientos Editorial in Santiago de Chile.
  • Item Description: State University of New York Press, 2000. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "This immensely fecund work gives us a sweeping overview of significant aspects of human evolution, shedding light on how we have imprisoned ourselves socially, culturally, and intellectually . [and] how we might find a way out of the bottleneck . I can heartily recommend this work . as an antidote to sluggish intellectualism." -- Georg Feuerstein, Traditional Yoga Studies Interactive "This is the best book in Morris Berman's trilogy on the evolution of human consciousness. Wandering God offers a thought-provoking thesis thoroughly grounded in first-class research and thinking in a dazzling array of fields. He persuasively shows how our search for a non-destructive path through the future will be enhanced if we choose 'nomadic thinking' and 'mature ambiguity' over ideological fundamentalism." -- David H. Spain, University of Washington "Berman represents one of the rare species of American multilingual intellectuals with a grasp of a wide historical and anthropological literature. His knowledge is truly encyclopaedic and catholic in its breadth, extremely rich and suggestive of new ideas. The book combines psychoanalysis and structural forces in a rare synthesis." -- Heribert Adam, Simon Fraser University. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0791444414
  • Most historians would be content to have written one deeply researched and interpretively wide-ranging trilogy on a large and important subject. Berman has written two: one on alternative forms of consciousness and spirituality (The Re-enchantment of the World, Coming to Our Senses, Wandering God) and one on the decline of American civilization (The Twilight of American Culture, Dark Ages America, Why America Failed). The second trilogy, a grimly fascinating inventory of the pathologies of contemporary America and an unsparing portrait of American history and national character, is a masterpiece.[10]
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Berman, Morris Published by Editorial Sexto Piso (2011) ISBN 10: 607778110X ISBN 13: 9786077781103 Malaga, Editorial Sexto Piso, 2011. Berman traza una nítida línea entre los principios fundacionales de la gran superpotencia, los Estados Unidos, y su acelerada trayectoria descendente; demuestra con contundencia que el deseo expansionista estaba contenido desde sus orígenes en la visión de la incipiente nación como pueblo elegido, llamado a guiar al mundo entero hacia un estilo de vida superior: el suyo. Al mismo tiempo, Berman cuestiona la universalidad de la idea de progreso material, considerando que es siempre una respuesta al vacío inherente a la condición humana, que no hace sino ensancharse conforme trata de ser llenado con juguetes tecnológicos. Bookseller Inventory # 11918283

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  • Basándose en un minucioso análisis histórico que muestra cómo desde sus orígenes los Estados Unidos albergaba las semillas individualista e imperialista, el autor alega que la masacre cultural, social, política y económica es el colofón de un proyecto imperial americano empeñado en exportar su visión y su modo de vida a todos los rincones del planeta.
  • Based on a detailed historical analysis showing how, from its very beginnings, the United States harbored the seeds of individualism and imperialism, the author argues that cultural, social, political, and economic massacre is the trademark of an America imperialistic project dead set on exporting its vision and way of life to all corners of the world.

Item Description: Sexto Piso, México, D.F., 2007. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. Edad oscura americana es una sombría mirada a la situación actual de Estados Unidos, que de manera acelerada y vertiginosa ha entrado en lo que Morris Berman llama la fase final del imperio americano. Basándose en un minucioso análisis histórico que muestra cómo desde sus orígenes esta nación albergaba las semillas individualista, imperialista y maniquea, plasmadas en un pensamiento y discurso binarios que catalogan al mundo en términos de «buenos» (los estadounidenses) y «malos» (los que son distintos), el autor se extiende y profundiza en las ideas abordadas en El crepúsculo de la cultura americana para demostrar que la masacre cultural, social, urbana, política y económica es el colofón de un proyecto imperial americano empeñado en exportar su visión y su modo de vida a todos los rincones del planeta. Berman sostiene que el 11 de septiembre fue un «regalo del cielo» para un añejo proyecto imperial que encontró en el «Terrorismo» un enemigo perfecto para que desempeñara el papel que otrora tuviera el «Comunismo» como amenaza ubicua ante cuyo combate se deben supeditar los demás fines y valores de la sociedad americana. Asimismo, traza una línea indiscutible y directa entre las atrocidades de la política exterior de Estados Unidos en Oriente Medio, en particular en lo que denomina el «Eje de resentimiento», originado por sus acciones en Irán, Irak e Israel, y el implacable odio que ha incubado en el mundo árabe, que deriva en la inmolación como única vía para infligir un daño equivalente al «Gran Satán». Al analizar la respuesta del gobierno de Estados Unidos ante los atentados terroristas, que incluyeron la restricción de las libertades civiles y garantías individuales, así como la legalización de la tortura y otras prácticas vejatorias hacia los prisioneros enemigos, Berman concluye que es posible que su país se encuentre a un ataque terrorista más de la aparición de un Estado policiaco abierto y sin tapujos. En un país de ciudadanos ignorantes y cínicos, para quienes los centros comerciales son los nuevos templos en los que practican su religión civil, y la libertad consiste en poder ir de compras a donde se deseé, Berman no sólo descarta la posibilidad de una transformación, sino que considera que la misma estupidez, arrogancia y prepotencia


Published by SEXTOPISO (2012) ISBN 10: 8415601026 ISBN 13: 9788415601029 Tras escribir una brillante trilogía sobre la evolución de la conciencia humana, Morris Berman enfocó su energía al análisis de lo que advertía como un declive económico, político, social y moral de Estados Unidos. Cuando publicó El crepúsculo de la cultura americana (Sexto Piso), en el año 2000, sus compatriotas rebosaban de abundancia y orgullo. Poco más de una terrible década después, las cosas son muy distintas. Las raíces del fracaso americano cierra su «trilogía americana». La crisis americana actual, lejos de ser coyuntural o pasajera, estaba inscrita entonces en los principios que hicieron de Estados Unidos el país más pujante y emulado del mundo entero. -

  • El crepúsculo de la cultura americana

Berman, Morris

Published by Sexto Piso, México, D.F. (2007) ISBN 10: 9685679665 ISBN 13: 9789685679664 4th Edition. Desde las entrañas mismas del imperio yanqui surge una voz que arremete sin piedad contra la autocomplacencia y la estupidez que, día a día, se apoderan inexorablemente de los ciudadanos estadounidenses. Morris Berman es quien profiere esta devastadora crítica. Sin embargo, El crepúsculo de la cultura americana representa también un lamento por los buenos tiempos pasados, cuando Estados Unidos mantenía una cultura de calidad, cultura que hoy en día es una atroz caricatura de lo que fue. Berman hace la analogía con el Imperio Romano del «pan y circo», sólo que en el caso de Estados Unidos, la estulticia se encarna en la glorificación de los valores corporativos, en el consumismo y entretenimiento masivos, en pocas palabras, en todo lo que proyecta la llamada cultura «McWorld». Parece imperceptible, pero la erosión de los verdaderos valores humanistas pasa frente a nosotros mientras nos atragantamos de productos chatarra, ya sean comestibles o espirituales. Morris Berman, como el buen humanista que es, decide hacer una denuncia al respecto, pero también propone una posible salida a este infierno cultural que se apodera de todos: la emergencia del nuevo individuo monástico (NIM), aquél que está dispuesto a rechazar la cultura chatarra en nombre de la verdadera civilización. Ésta es una lectura obligada para todos aquellos que compartan los valores del humanismo.

  • OCTAEDRO EDITORIAL. Encuadernación de tapa blanda. Book Condition: Nuevo. El crepúsculo de la cultura americana, profundo diagnóstico y crítica del declive cultural de los Estados Unidos, plasma una visión interna del estado actual de la cultura estadounidense y los diferentes escenarios a los que puede enfrentarse en un futuro. El propio Berman describe este libro así: ¿Es una especie de libro guía para el siglo veintiuno en adelante. Busca darle al lector un sentido de dónde estamos, en términos históricos, y lo que esto significa; un modo tanto para orientarse a sí mismo en los eventos contemporáneos, como para ser capaz de hallar significado en una cultura que se desintegra, y tal vez contribuir de algún modo a la eventual reconstrucción de esa cultura sobre una base muy distinta [.] estoy convencido de que permanece un núcleo vital dentro de nosotros que anhela la realidad, que conoce la diferencia entre el mundo de algodones de la nación Bostock y el denso, opaco mundo de pensamiento dificultoso y vida desafiante. Si esta distinción tiene sentido intuitivamente para ti; si al fin estás harto de CNN y Hollywood y John Grisham y la ¿espiritualidad¿ New Age, entonces coge una silla, desconecta tu teléfono (beeper, TV, fax, ordenador, etcétera), y dame unas cuantas horas de tu tiempo.¿. Bookseller Inven



Hustling', as it was defined by historian Walter McDougall in his book "Freedom Just Around the Corner" (2004), is a concept that author Morris Berman borrowed and utilized as a central theme in his 2011 book "Why America Failed." Writes Berman: "“The principal goal of North American civilization, and of its inhabitants, is and always has been an ever-expanding economy—affluence—and endless technological innovation—”progress.” A nation of hustlers, writes McDougall; a people relentlessly on the make." Ultimately, Berman attributes the ongoing social, cultural, and moral decline of North American civilization in general, and of the United States in particular, to a "hustling" ethos. According to Berman, 'husting' has consistently marginalized (for the past 400+years) other competing & alternative notions and traditions of what constitutes "a good life." "Hustling" has crowded out these other traditions all the way up until today, when now it's pretty obvious that it "won out" and, somewhere along the way, became the dominant tradition. About America, Berman says that: “The disintegration of this country is an ongoing daily event, a factor in all our lives. We are witnessing the suicide of a nation, a nation that hustled its way into the grave.” Personally, I'm very uncomfortable with Berman's harsh assessment and don't know enough about US & North American history to determine if it is true, in some sense, that we (the US in particular) have been 'blind from birth' in just the way Berman is saying it has been. But I can't just dismiss, out of hand, what Berman and McDougall are saying, either.



  • H_NGM_N #4. poetry, poetics &c.

Cornel West[edit]

  • Party Leader’s Resignation a Sign of Bernie Sanders’s Influence, His Backers Say - The New York Times

4 things NOT on the Democratic Party platform: 1) a ban on fracking, 2) a push for Medicare for all, 3) a change in the country’s stance on Israeli-Palestinian politics, or 4) condemnation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. All were important to Mr. Sander's campaign. We still have some work to do.

& Ta-Nehisi Coates[edit]

  • Cornel West: Wake Up, Bernie Sanders Is The Candidate Of The Student Protest Movement - BuzzFeed News

Charles Bowden[edit]

  • "I Still Live": A Remembrance of Charles Bowden | Mother Jones


  • Americans Love King Because They Don't Understand Him | Boston Review

Jonathan Franzen[edit]

Interview: Jonathan Franzen, Author Of 'Purity'

  • Stop Sending Me Jonathan Franzen Novels

Richard Wolff[edit]

  • How Two-Party Political Systems Bolster Capitalism

  • Prof. Wolff on Smart Talk with Andrew Mazzone | Professor Richard D. Wolff

Ursula LeGuinn[edit]

Novelist Obliterates The Bundy Militia -- And Oregon’s Largest Newspaper -- In 194 Words | ThinkProgress

John Irving[edit]


Rachel Carson[edit]

Thomas McGuane[edit]

  • Captain Berserko Writes a Better Ending - Men's Journal

Billy Marshall Stoneking[edit]

  • is a dual national (Australian/American) writer/producer, poet & playwright, script consultant, teacher and author of seven books, including the modern-day Australian classic

Ben Lerner[edit]

  • Seeing failure unfurling in ‘The Hatred of Poetry’ - The Boston Globe

  • 'The Hatred Of Poetry' Feels Personal : NPR

  • June's Best Television, Art, and Literature | VICE | United States

Rosmarie Waldrop[edit]

Mind the Gap - The New Yorker

Ralph Nader[edit]

  • Debunked: The Myth That Ralph Nader Cost Al Gore the 2000 Election - disinformation


  • Does Henry Kissinger Have a Conscience? - The New Yorker

Robert Stone[edit]

  • Dog Soldiers review: a bullet for the Summer of Love

  • Remembering Robert Stone (1937–2015) | PEN American Center

  • Two Readings with Robert Stone - The New Yorker

  • Robert Stone - Biography - Author, Journalist -

  • The Total Anti-Totalist Robert Stone - Page - Interview Magazine

  • Robert Stone 1937-2015: exploring the counterculture's limits | Literature, the Humanities, & the World

  • A Farewell to Robert Stone | TMR Blog

  • A Guide to Robert Stone's Best Books -

  • Robert Stone Returns With First Novel in a Decade | Observer

  • A Remembrance of Robert Stone | The New Republic

Walter Van Tilburg Clark[edit]

sarah kofman[edit]

Remembering, acting out, working-through: The case of Sarah Kofman

Norman Pollack[edit]


& Erdogan[edit]

David Markson[edit]


Aaron Kunin on Vanessa Place[edit]

  • Would Vanessa Place Be a Better Poet If She Had Better Opinions? |

Elizabeth Kolbert vs. Naomi Klein[edit]

  • Can Climate Change Cure Capitalism? by Elizabeth Kolbert | The New York Review of Books

    • ‘Can Climate Change Cure Capitalism?’: An Exchange by Naomi Klein & Elizabeth Kolbert| The New York Review of Books


Putin’s long game has been revealed, and the omens are bad for Europe | Natalie Nougayrède | Opinion | The Guardian


Non-fiction, essays. This is *not* a memoir. Rather, these are Paz's own investigations on India’s history, religions, philosophy, and Sanskrit erotic poetry: collected under the title "Vislumbres de la India" (1995), translated as "In Light of India" by Eliot Weinberger (in 1997). Like I said, not a memoir, even if it is a book that weaves together various images that are autobiographical and anecdotal (Paz lived in India for a time, and was part of Mexico's diplomatic corps that worked there). Instead, I"d say that Paz's essays here (as elsewhere) are a constant melding of the polical and the aesthetic, but they do utilize personal impressions as focal points to discuss political topics and philosophical/aesthetic concepts. It's been some years since I read through Paz's book, but I'd say the various "foci" that I just mentioned don't fall into the purview of a 'southern India' perspective, which seems to be what you're looking for. Anyhow, Paz made two vists to India while working for the Mexican government. His first visit was in 1951 (as a lower level attaché for the Mexican embassy). His second visit (in 1962) was as Mexico's Ambassador. Paz quit his post in 1968 (and left India) having renounced his diplomatic position in protest against the Mexican government’s role in the 1968 Tlatelolco Massacre. Anyhow, this book's dozen or so essays are grouped into four sections. The first section is more allusive and 'autobiographical', relating to his initial introduction to India (1951-2) and how shaped his subsequent experiences and reflections. Paz's first year in India was less than 5 years after the "partition" (in August 1947?) that led to the creation of Pakistan and "India." The remaining three sections are not as 'impressionistic' as the first part. Very quickly I'd say the remaining essays discuss how India was shaped by two different religions and cultures (Hindu and Islam) and the caste system. The third group of essays focus on the influence of the British empire along with western notions of the "nation" and the "state." The fourth (and final) grouping of essays concentrates on philosophical issues and Sanskrit poetry. Personally, I'd like to re-read the book. In my opinion, Paz is a terrific essay writer and the book is well worth your time.

Well, like it or not, Paz is "one of the canonical intellectuals of twentieth-century Mexico," acccepted as one of the "mediators of the memory of future generations."

Angela Davis[edit]

  • Angela Y. Davis on what's radical in the 21st century - LA Times

Gary Lutz[edit]

  • The Stranger, Seattle's Only Newspaper

  • Lutziana - Books - The Stranger

Ernest Becker[edit]

  • The Problem of Human Guilt


  • Spanish poet Lorca was 'killed on official orders' after the outbreak of Spanish civil war - Telegraph

David Harvey[edit]

Margaret Zuccarini[edit]

  • A Caregiver for New Books About Nursing - The New York Times

E. L. Doctorow[edit]


  • Intuition of an Infinite Obligation: Narrative Ethics and Postmodern Gnostics in the Fiction of E. L. Doctorow (Anglo-amerikanische Studien / Anglo-American Studies) (9783631587492): Catharine Walker Bergström ISBN 978-3631587492

The 100 best novels written in English[edit]

  • The 100 best novels written in English: the full list | Books | The Guardian


A political campaign raises consciousness, but it’s not a movement. And what we are seeing now is furious spin—I listened to Ben Jealous just do it—from the self-identified liberal class. And they are tolerated within a capitalist system, because, in a moment like this, they are used to speak to people to get them to betray their own interests in the name of fear. And I admire Robert and have read much of his stuff and like his stuff, but if you listen to what he’s been saying, the message is the same message of the Trump campaign, and that his fear. And that is all the Democrats have to offer now and all the Republicans have to offer now.

RD nomination[edit]

RD: Thomas Steinbeck[edit]
    • True, point well-taken. I removed the "Attention Needed" designation. And for now that I've gotten some input. Appreciate any assistance from any editor reading this and is so inclined to jump in. FYI, I posted three links on the talk page

Article: Thomas Steinbeck
Recent deaths nomination
News source(s): Chicago Tribune/Associated Press
Nominator and updater: Christian Roess (talk • give credit)

Article updated

Per this RFC, the nomination of any person with a standalone Wikipedia article whose recent death is in the news is presumed to be important enough to post. Discussion should focus only on the quality of the article.

Nominator's comments: An adequate article that's now adequately sourced. But the article needs to be expanded, ie., to include Thomas Steinbeck's ongoing legal struggles with re: to his father's legacy, and with re: copyright issues, especially during the last 15 years of his life.

Selected works[edit]


  • Down to a Soundless Sea. (New York: Balantine Books, 2002) ISBN 9780345455765 (hardcover, 1st ed.) – short story collection
  • In the Shadow of the Cypress (New York: Galllery Books, 2010) ISBN 9781439168257 (hardcover, 1st ed.) – a novel
  • The Silver Lotus (Berkeley, CA: Counterpoint, 2011) ISBN 9781582437781 (hardcover, 1st ed.) – a novel
  • Dr. Greenlaw and the Zulu Princess (Post Hill Press, 2013) ASIN B00GS3V0SO (eBook edition only) – a novella
  • Cabbages and Kings (Post Hill Press, 2013) ISBN 9781618689832 (eBook edition only) – a novella
  • Mrs. Penngelli and the Pirate (Post Hill Press, 2013) ISBN 9781618689856 (eBook edition only) – a novella


  • Light, Melanie. Valley of Shadows and Dreams, with Ken Light (Photographer), Thomas Steinbeck (Foreword); (Berkeley, CA: Heyday Books, 2012) ISBN 9781597141727
  • Kannard, Brian. Steinbeck: Citizen Spy, with Thomas Steinbeck (note to the Introduction); (Nashville, TN: Grave Distractions Publications, 2013) ISBN 9780989029391
  • Brode, Benjamin. In Search of the Dark Watchers: Landscapes and Lore of Big Sur, with Thomas Steinbeck (Field Notes); (Steinbeck Press, 2014) ISBN 9780990663706
  • Bensen, Jackson J. John Steinbeck, Writer. Penguin Putnam Inc., second edition, New York, 1990, 014014417X,
  • Steinbeck, John Steinbeck IV and Nancy (2001). The Other Side of Eden: Life with John Steinbeck. Prometheus Books. ISBN 1573928585


Du mouvement et de l'immobilité de Douve (fr)

    • Andrew Daily Yes, but he's succumbed to the elite disease of "knowing things" rather than "thinking about things."

Selected works in English translation[edit]

  • 1953: On the Motion and Immobility of Douve.[11] – poetry
  • 1981: Mythologies. – translation of Dictionnaire des mythologies et des religions des sociétés traditionelles et du mon ("Dictionary of Mythologies and Religions of Traditional Societies and the Ancient World").[11]
  • 1985: Poems: 1959-1975. Translated by Richard Pevear. (Random House: ISBN 9780394533520)
  • 1987: In the Shadow’s Light. – poetry[11]
  • 1991: The Beginning and End of Snow. – poetry [11]
  • 1991: Alberto Giacometti: A Biography of His Work.[11]
  • 1993: The Lure and the Truth of Painting. – art criticism [11]
  • 2004: Shakespeare and the French Poet. – essays on the role of the translator. (University of Chicago Press: ISBN 9780226064437)
  • 2007: The Curved Planks. (Farrar, Straus and Giroux: ISBN 9780374530754). – poetry
  • 2013: The Present Hour; with an Introduction by Beverley Bie Brahic. (Seagull Books: ISBN 9780857421630) – poetry[12]
  • 2015: The Anchor's Long Chain; with an Introduction by Beverley Bie Brahic. (Seagull Books: ISBN 978-0857423023) – includes both poems and short stories[11]


  • Owen chapman - Aug 11@850
  • usaa 25233 - Christian Roess (talk) 23:07, 4 August 2016 (UTC)


  • Isaac Asimov: “There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.”
  • Mark Mason: Here come the attacks on the Washington outsider, Jill Stein. These attacks are coming from the LIBERAL PRESS, not the right wing. Make note: The ENEMY of the PEOPLE is not the far right Trumpism. The enemy is the educated liberal professional class. The enemy of the people is the educated class. I will say it again, the enemy of the people is the class of highly-educated LIBERALS.The educated class protect the power and wealth of the ruling class. Why? Because the educated class are given some minor privileges of money and social status which the educated class do not want to lose.
  • radical changes in perception as to what the nature of reality is, for instance in the changing outlook from magic to science.
  • Henry Giroux: When you can't translate private troubles into larger public issues, you have no way of understanding the forces of oppression in which you find yourself. One of the great successes of neoliberalism has been to eliminate all questions of the structural, the social - and how they work against people in ways that suggest that they should not be involved in collective action. It represents a form of organized powerlessness at the heart of neoliberalism.”
  • As I've tried to give some signal and coherence to my reading/writing. The streets are busy, I will not find you there.
  • Mark Mason: If people don't understand what you're saying, keep saying it, and saying it differently, but don't stop saying it. I had to read some essays by Howard Zinn, Chomsky, Hedges, Arundhati Roy, and good ole' Molly Ivins several times over, or think about a week later. Americans simply cannot understand normal information about the world. They have lost the language of liberation, or never knew it. Keep saying it. The message, if dumbed down, watered down, made to seem less scary than it is, will only confuse people.

Ring line[edit]

  • Comment well then the target article needs to be updated. So does the blurb to reflect why this ITN-worthy. Some things to consider:
    1. Moscow's metro system is the 3rd largest in the world, after Seoul and Tokyo [source: here] used by at leat 7 million people per day. IMO, it doesn't work to compare this to Boston, which services about 1.2 million per day, and that would include unlinked transport services. [source: here]
    2. Moscow's Metro stations are located at an average of 1.2 miles away from one another. This means that 22 percent of Muscovites have no rapid rail stations within walking distance. According to city government calculations, once the new circular line is commissioned, the number of residents living far from rapid rail will fall to 7 percent.
    3. The Moscow Ring Railway will connect with the commuter trains which travel to Moscow’s suburbs and which spoke out from the city center in a wheel formation. People traveling from Moscow to the suburbs won’t need to travel to the city center to connect to their destination subway line. Also, The Moscow Ring Railway runs through largely industrial areas of Moscow, located between the center and outer suburbs. With the appearance of this major new transport route, this now under-used area will receive a boost in development. [source: here]


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  5. ^ Joyce Kolko: Obituary, Journal of Contemporary Asia Volume 42, Issue 3, 2012, page 349. Published online: 13 Jun 2012, DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2012.690561
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