The following contribution is by Hal Elliott Wert, author of George McGovern and the Democratic Insurgents (Nebraska, 2015). Wert is a professor emeritus of history at the Kansas University Art Institute. Many of you purchased George McGovern and the Democratic … Continue reading From the Desk of Hal Elliott Wert: Campaign Posters of 2016
The following is a contribution from Munene Franjo Mwaniki, author of The Black Migrant Athlete: Media, Race, and the Diaspora in Sports (September 2017). Mwaniki is an assistant professor of sociology at Western Carolina University. When I started this project I … Continue reading From the Desk of Munene Mwaniki: Holding a Mirror to White Supremacy
James A. Tyner is a Professor of Geography at Kent State University and author of Violence in Capitalism: Devaluing Life in an Age of Responsibility (Nebraska, 2016). The paperback edition will be released in the spring of 2018. We do … Continue reading From the Desk of James A. Tyner: The Violence of Health-Care Reform
The following message is from the Association of of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Association of American University Presses (AAUP). January 30, 2017—President Trump’s recent executive order temporarily barring entry into the US by individuals from seven countries is contrary to the values held by libraries and presses, and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Association of American University Presses (AAUP) stand unequivocally opposed to this immigration ban. The order blocks some members of our communities as well as students, researchers, authors, faculty, and their families from entering or returning to the United States if they are currently abroad … Continue reading Research Libraries, University Presses Oppose Trump’s Immigration Order
David Starkey is a professor of English at Santa Barbara City College and the editor of Living Blue in the Red States. He served as Santa Barbara’s 2009-2010 Poet Laureate and is Director of the Creative Writing Program at Santa Barbara City … Continue reading From the desk of David Starkey: Living Purple
The following is a post from Brian Fogarty, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Saint Catherine University and author of Fascism: Why Not Here? (Potomac Books, 2009). You can follow his blog Politics, Culture, and Everything at befogarty.wordpress.com. A Specter is Haunting Europe: Do we know fascism when we see it? Reflecting recently on the U.K.’s vote to leave the European Union, former Prime Minister Tony Blair lamented the breakdown of center-left/center-right governments throughout Europe. Extremists from both right and left have, he said, “demonized” centrists as “out-of-touch elites” while “making the word ‘expert’ virtually a term of abuse.” At the same time, immigrants have been portrayed … Continue reading From the Desk of Brian Fogarty: Do We Know Fascism When We See It?
An excerpt from Court Vision: Unexpected Views on the Lure of Basketball (October 2004) by Ira Berkow. DONALD TRUMP Donald Trump’s office is on the twenty-sixth floor of Trump Tower in Midtown Manhattan. The widely known real estate developer, he has also … Continue reading Excerpt: Court Vision, an interview with Donald Trump