Michael Walzer, the author of 27 book, is co-editor emeritus of Dissent [From Haaretz (Please Subscribe!)] – An interview with the former co-editor of Dissent magazine on social democracy and the role Big Money plays in U.S. and Israeli politics by Guy Rolnik. … “The anomaly of American life today is that we have had very, very strong transformations brought about by social movements in the areas of racial equality, gender equality and sexual equality. These were very successful social movements: the civil rights movement, the feminist movement, the gay rights movement and these movements have succeeded at the same time as inequality grows and grows.”… “Maybe being liberal became just your opinions on what you think about racial issues and gender issues, and we forgot about that maybe being a liberal is also about what kind of inequality we have and the politics that we have and how money and politics are mixed?” […]Read More
Davis, a provocateur for peace who drew followers as respected as Albert Einstein and Albert Schweitzer while roaming the world with papers of his own making, died July 24 at age 91.
… Eleanor Roosevelt lauded him in her newspaper column. He spoke at a rally and drew cheers from 20,000 Parisians…
“Mr. Davis has stowed away on ships, sneaked across borders, shuttled back and forth on trains between one country and another, and has been forced to fly countless air hours in different directions because no country would let him off a plane,” wrote columnist Art Buchwald in 1957.
“If I could show that it was possible for me to survive in the world without papers, cross frontiers without a passport and conduct myself as a free human being without benefit of any national credentials, I would be striking a blow at the very heart of nationalism itself.” G.D. […]
A zany book, now filmed by a zany filmmaker… The Froth of Days (L’Écume des Jours) is considered the tenth best book of the XXth century!Read More
& Maitre du Hold-Up/Evasion Master – On mesure la richesse de l’homme à ce dont ‘il peut se passer/One measures the richness of a human being through what he/she can live without – TO SURVIVE after having spent 27 years in jail, 17 of them in solitary confinement, with the light never off in a cell, and five evasions, one through a woman’s assistance piloting a helicopter out of Paris’ Santé prison, and to re-learn to walk after a bullet in the head – 27 ans en Prison (17 en QHS)…Read More