Tag Archives: Working class

Brown’s Populism Comes from Tolstoy

Friday While I don’t yet know whom I will be supporting for the 2020 Democratic nominee for president—I very much like the women who have declared so far—I have a soft spot for Ohio’s Sherrod Brown. Brown, whose working class sympathies helped him comfortably win reelection in a red state, just made his case stronger […]

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Neruda on Machu Picchu’s Healing Powers

Neruda’s “Heights of Macchu Picchu” describes how the lost city of the Incas revitalized his faith in humankind.

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A Dickensian Response to the Mine Rescue

As I write this, the last of the 33 Chilean miners has just been pulled to safety after spending two months underground in a situation that once seemed hopeless.   It appears that the entire world is celebrating, probably because we are all in need of hope.  Given how we are continually battered by economic […]

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