Appeal to Reason: The First 25 Years of in These Times

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In These Times, the national, biweekly magazine of news and opinion, has provided groundbreaking coverage of the labor movement, the environment, feminism, grassroots politics, minority communities, and the media for twenty-five years. Filled with new writing commissioned specially for this anniversary volume, images, and text highlights of the last quarter-century in the magazine, Appeal to Reason: The First 25 Years of In These Times showcases contributors to the magazine like Noam Chomsky, David Brower, and ...
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Overview

In These Times, the national, biweekly magazine of news and opinion, has provided groundbreaking coverage of the labor movement, the environment, feminism, grassroots politics, minority communities, and the media for twenty-five years. Filled with new writing commissioned specially for this anniversary volume, images, and text highlights of the last quarter-century in the magazine, Appeal to Reason: The First 25 Years of In These Times showcases contributors to the magazine like Noam Chomsky, David Brower, and Alice Walker, to name just a few. But it also asks an important question: Where do we go from here?
For answers, Appeal to Reason turns to more than twenty leading progressive writers—including Barbara Ehrenreich, Juan Gonzalez, Salim Muwakkil, and Robert W. McChesney—who take a fresh look at the lessons of the past and suggest directions for the future. Exploring issues ranging from globalization and criminal justice to the environment and culture, Appeal to Reason lays a political and intellectual foundation for the debates, discussions, and movements of the next twenty-five years.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Craig Aaron, managing editor of In These Times, gathers works from the muckraking newsmagazine's 25 years of publication in Appeal to Reason: 25 Years In These Times. Barbara Ehrenreich and Ellen Willis write about feminism and abortion; Alice Walker sounds off on race and crime; Noam Chomsky expresses his views on "democracy's slow death"; and Arundhati Roy speaks out on diversity and resisting hegemony. Other journalists write on war and peace, cultural criticism and the environment. An attractive, almost square shaped layout works well with the text, which is punctuated by riveting photographs and images. (June) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781583222751
  • Publisher: Seven Stories Press
  • Publication date: 5/7/2002
  • Edition description: SEVEN STOR
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 8.08 (w) x 8.73 (h) x 1.11 (d)

Meet the Author

CRAIG AARON is managing editor of In These Times. His writing also has appeared in The Progressive, The Memphis Flyer and Internet Underground.
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Table of Contents

Foreword
Editor's Note
Introduction: Why We Need In These Times
A Job Whose Times Has Come
1 A New Majority: Awaiting the Second Coming of Liberalism 2
Q&A: Ron Dellums 4
Carter Kills Populist Hopes Early 6
No to Liberalism by a Landslide 7
The Scarlet Letter 10
My Date with the Transition Team 12
Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Republican Party 15
2 Know Your Enemy: Right-Wing Extremism and the Politics of Our Time 18
Sugar Daddy Welch 20
The Conservative Movement 21
Right-Wing Confidential 23
The New Old Right vs. The Old New Right 26
By Our Mark Shall Ye Know Us! 31
3 Stick and Win: Forging a Real Progressive Alternative 34
Low Vote and the Left 36
On the Road with Barry Commoner 37
Mayor Bernie Sanders Speaks 38
Washington Victory Ushers in New Era 41
Face Reality 42
Nader's Moment 44
Building a Citizen Politics 47
4 Doing It for Ourselves: Can Feminism Break Through the Class Ceiling? 50
In Our Own Image 52
Politics of Abortion 54
(m)Otherhood 55
Operation Queen Esther 59
5 Color Bind: Radicalism and the Black Freedom Struggle 62
Divided They Stand 64
Farrakhan Nation 66
Race and Candor 68
Ganging Together 69
Face the Nation 71
Talking About Race 73
Don't Go There 76
6 The Return of Juan Seguin: Latinos and the Remaking of American Politics 78
Crossing the Frontier 80
Seeds of Justice 82
California Steaming 85
Vieques Libre! 87
Return to South Central 90
Mexico 2061 94
7 Pride and Politics: Whatever Happened to Gay Liberation? 96
Founder of a Movement 98
On Their Own 100
Gay Body Politics 101
Our Lips Are Sealed 104
Lesbian Chic 106
In Defense of Identity Politics 108
Back to the Future 110
8 Stuck but Stirring: Is There Still Power in a Union? 112
As PATCO Goes, So Goes the Union 114
Austin City Limits 115
Down in Coal Country 118
Cleaning House 119
War Zone 121
Roll the Union On 125
9 Gang Green: The Changing Face of Environmentalism 128
Crimes Against Nature 130
Under the Rainbow 132
Alaska Aftermath 133
Under Attack 134
Planet Care 138
The Myth of Living Safely in a Toxic World 139
Now or Never 144
10 Color and Criminal Justice: America's Incarceration Epidemic 148
MOVE Massacre 150
New Medium, Old Message 152
The Other Side of Zero Tolerance 154
Innocence on Death Row 160
11 The Great Divide: Poverty in a Gilded Age 162
Women's Common Ground 164
Homeless on the Range 166
Slaves of New York 168
Move 'em Out 170
Mother Courage 173
12 Another World: Globalization and its Discontents 176
The Morning NAFTA 178
Unhappy Birthday 179
After Seattle 181
The Insider 184
Enronomics 101 186
After the Fall 189
13 Beyond Anti-Capitalism: Notes for a Future Manifesto 192
Snapshots of a World Coming Apart at the Seams 194
Democracy's Slow Death 196
Does Globalization Matter? 198
Water War Zone 200
Trading on Terrorism 203
Take It to the Streets 209
14 New World Disorder: Globalization Versus Global Consciousness 212
The Biko Tapes 214
No One Knows How Many 216
Letter from Zimbabwe 217
Twist of Fate 219
Up from Ground Zero 221
Free at Last? 223
15 Revolution from Above: Russia from Perestroika to Putin 226
Living Perestroika 228
The Occidental Tourist 230
The Second Russian Revolution 232
The Kitchen Counter-Revolution 234
The Kremlin War Machine 236
What's the Big Idea? 238
16 Europe's Nightmare: Lessons from the Decade of Milosevic 240
The Night of Jubilation When East Met West 242
Coming Apart at the Seams 245
The Case for Intervention in the Balkans 246
Town Without Pity 248
The New Military Humanism? 251
States of Denial 255
17 Shifting Sands: The Myth of Islam vs. the West 258
Defending Israel and Palestine 260
The Idea of Palestine 261
Q&A: Ayatollah Khomeini 262
Afghan Tragedy 264
Past Imperfect 265
Collateral Damage 266
False Choices 270
18 Colossus of the North: Tragedy and Peril in 'Our Backyard' 272
Never Surrender 274
Back in Guatemala Again 276
Sanctuary in the Heartland 277
Prisoner #01579-017 278
Eyes on the Prize 281
The U.S. Embargo and the Wrath of God 283
Big Stick Shtick 288
19 Armageddon It: Nuclear Dangers Past and Present 290
Nuclear Backlash 292
No Fail-Safe 294
Catch F-22 296
Nuking It Out 298
Star Wars: Episode Two 300
Armed and Dangerous 304
20 October Surprises: A Tale of Treason, Propaganda and the Press 306
Did Reagan Steal the 1980 Election? 308
Is the North Network Cocaine Connected? 310
Media Mindset 312
Q&A: Gary Sick 315
Flack Attack 316
Muddy Waters 318
Media Snow Job 319
Home Is Where the Enemy Is 324
21 Get the Picture: Why Cultural Journalism is More Important than Ever 326
Q&A: Pauline Kael 328
The Empire's New Games 329
Publish and Perish 330
Info Bandits 332
The Toys Are Us 335
22 Red vs. Blue: How the Culture Wars Killed Populism 340
Political Correctness and Identity Politics 342
Sell the Kids for Food 344
Textual Reckoning 346
Cynical and Proud 349
Operation Infinite Jest 352
The Secret of Their Success 355
23 Embracing Utopia: Now is the Moment for New Visions 360
Prison Camp of the Mind 362
1984: Are We There Yet? 365
What Kind of Change? 366
The New Language of Protest 368
Love Thy Neighbor 372
Contributors 374
Index 381
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