Remembering

The obscurest epoch is today.
—Stevenson

Jan 292020
 

Like Russians for Stalin, many Americans are nostalgic for a time when we all thought the same, or at least we all thought we did.

Jan 092020
 

Sixty years ago we were repressed, and there were a few things it was dangerous to say. Today we are liberated, and there are a great many.

Jan 072020
 

The only class struggle is the bourgeoisie against itself.

Dec 032019
 

Those who think they are the future can’t tell you half as much about it as those who know they are the past.

Nov 192019
 

The nostalgia is not for poverty but for the social bonds that poverty demands and cements.

Oct 312019
 

Journalism is the first draft of history, shortly to reside with all other first drafts.

Oct 152019
 

The past also judges us, less indulgently than the future will.