The Progressive Magazine: August 2011
Volume 75, Number 8
In This Issue
Comment | Ours is a war and a Wall Street economy. Everything else is immaterial.
On the Line
savors cherries and celebrates simple pleasures.
Ruth Conniff | Scott Walker has even deregulated raw sewage.
Kevin Alexander Gray | Blacks still seem to have Obama’s back, but does he have theirs?
Is African American enthusiasm for the President being reciprocated?
Atomkraft? Nein Danke! Paul Hockenos
Germany’s anti-nuclear success offers lessons for the U.S.
1st Person Singular
Was My Father Evil? Diane Silver
After all this time, I believe I finally know the answer.
Spain’s Young People Turn Indignant María Carrión
They are seeking nothing less than a profound social transformation.
David Barsamian | "When you have a liberal class that no longer functions, then you cede power to very frightening, deformed figures."
Poem Martin Steingesser.
Will Durst urges Obama to give someone the heave-ho.
Dave Zirin roots for LeBron James.
Books Matthew Rothschild reviews The Trouble Ball, by Martín Espada; Tonight No Poetry Will Serve, by Adrienne Rich; and Inside the Money Machine, by Minnie Bruce Pratt.
Jim Hightower busts a network of corporate wonk shops.
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Rick Bass | Why I’m left with no choice but to put my body on the line.
When Government Was Neighborly
Wendell Berry | Saluting a New Deal program that helped Kentucky farmers.
The Bravest Woman I Know
Kathy Kelly | How an eighty-two-year-old librarian braved Baghdad.
How to Build a New World
Naomi Klein | Why I was wrong in The Shock Doctrine—and what we must do now.