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Bhaskar Sunkara: In Defense of Pete Seeger, American Communist

Stateside communists were the underdogs, fighting the establishment for justice – the victims of censorship and police repression, not its perpetrators. Like his party associates, Seeger was consistently on the right side of history   By Bhaskar Sunkara @sunraysunray  Al Jazeera America  January 29, 2014     Pete Seeger serenades the faithful in Washington in 1969. Stephen More

Greg Grandin: The Terror of Our Age

The Two Faces of Empire:  Melville Knew Them, We Still Live With Them By Greg Grandin  TomDispatch.com  January 26, 2014 Read Tom Engelhardt's introduction here. A captain ready to drive himself and all around him to ruin in the hunt for a white whale. It’s a well-known story, and over the years, mad Ahab in Herman More

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