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To the University Press

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On November 14, 2022
I appreciated Margaret Renkl’s ode to the university press. That’s not so much because of the academic writing that gets published at university presses, which is so key to all of us trying to survive in the academic world. No, it’s because of all the other interesting works, fiction or non-fiction, that get published by […]
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Organizing for Power

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On May 5, 2021
I was very happy to write the conclusion for the new book of essays organized and edited by Aviva Chomsky and Steve Striffler, Organizing for Power: Building a 21st Century Labor Movement in Boston, which is just published by Haymarket Books. I am also hosting a conversation with Avi and Steve next Tuesday, May 11, […]
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On Terrible and Overrated Books

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On September 29, 2019
With one bizarre exception, this is a useful list of once famous books that are, in fact, awful, many because of their eye-rolling toxic masculinity. The bizarre exception is Mao’s Little Red Book, which may indeed be terrible, but it’s not only not the same thing, it’s not the same universe. Replace Mao with the […]
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By nearly any metric, the litigator-turned-venture-capitalist Bruce Gibney counts as one of the clear-cut winners to emerge from the terrifying corporate-tech duopoly of the past three decades. An early investor in PayPal, Gibney’s knack for betting on the right horse subsequently led his Founders Fund group to take forward-looking interests in Spotify, Lyft, AirBnB and […]

Labor Day Q&A

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On September 1, 2018

It’s only a month until A History of America in Ten Strikes is released and so it is going to be all publicity all time. Oh boy! Anyway, I did an author Q&A for The New Press for your Labor

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