Hey Chicago (and Madison too!),
Please join me this weekend at the Gene Siskel Film Center for the new 4K restoration of THE WAR AT HOME! Director, Glenn Silber, will be there in person! My pal Bill Siegel will be moderating the Friday evening Q & A. I love this film. Here is a piece Bill wrote about it for Documentary magazine. Hope to see you at the Siskel! https://www.documentary.org/…/playback-barry-alexander-brow…
The history of education shows that every class which has sought to take power has prepared itself for power by an autonomous education. The first step in emancipating oneself from political and social slavery is that of freeing the mind. I put forward this new idea: popular schooling should be placed under the control of the great workers’ unions. The problem of education is the most important class problem.
’m featured on @SeminaryCoop’s podcast, Open Stacks, discussing my series, Fresh Ayers, and what @57thstreetbooks means to me. Have a listen to the episode here: https://www.semcoop.com/node/184745
The thought that “nothing can be done” is its own grave-digger. Something must be done, and we must do it now!
Bill Fletcher, Jr. has created an astonishingly subtle debut novel, a murder mystery with a cast of characters as memorable as it is idiosyncratic, a story that plunges forward at speed and never pumps the breaks even when the twists and turns threaten to run us off the road, and a strong red thread winding through every page, binding the book together and marking it as a quintessentially American story. Fletcher’s gifts bring Walter Mosely to mind, the unique ability to seduce readers with a spellbinding narrative while grounding it in the most profound social/historical burdens and claims of our times. The Man Who Fell From the Sky is a dazzling tale and a gripping read.
To tell the truth, to arrive together at the truth, is a communist and revolutionary act.