Social Critics and Social Criticism

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  • Ozick, Cynthia (The New Yorker, 1997-09-28)
    In a provocative article in the New Yorker Magazine, Cynthia Ozick differentiates between the public version of Anne Frank and the actual Anne Frank who hid with her family from the Nazis in an attic in Amsterdam. Ozick ...
  • Fitzgerald, John (Anarchist Archives, 2011)
    A short biography of Paul Goodman, perhaps best known for his book, "Growing Up Absurd." Click on the link above to access the article.
  • Goodman, Paul (The New York Review of Books. Digital preview published by Google Books, 1956)
    Some selections from the most famous work by Paul Goodman. Click on the link above to access.
  • Goodman, Paul (Politics. Published online by The Unz Review, 1945-07)
    In the following remarks I trust that I can keep differentiated those judgments that depend on general social and cultural awareness from those that ...
  • Keiles, Jamie Lauren (Vox, 2018-12-05)
    "How the JAP became America’s most complex Jewish stereotype." Click on the link above top access the article.
  • Lipstadt, Deborah E. (Los Angeles Times, 1988-05-25)
    "In most polite settings outright expressions of anti-Semitism, including jokes that rely on anti-Semitic imagery, are frowned on. Regardless of one's true opinion of Jews, few people would think of bursting out in the ...
  • Cohen, Joshua Aaron (The New Republic, 2018-09-06)
    "Seventy years after its founding, has the Jewish State abandoned the American diaspora?" Click on the link above to access the article by one of the most acclaimed younger Jewish American writers.
  • Willis, Ellen (The Tablet, 2014-08-13)
    This essay was originally published in "Wrestling with Zion: Progressive Jewish-American Responses to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict" edited by Tony Kushner and Alisa Solomon, and published by Grove Press. Click on the ...
  • Reich, Robert (Alfred A. Knopf, 2018)
    The Common Good, a book by Robert Reich, explores the concept of a common good, the moral obligations that unite us as a society and a nation. This book is freely available at the Internet Archive. Click on the icon to ...
  • Reich, Robert (2018)
    Homepage of Robert Reich, featuring his political and economic critiques, as well as links to articles he has written and television appearances. Click here to see the page.
  • Moyers, Bill (You Tube, 2011-12-18)
    Bill Moyers' two-part interview with Noam Chomsky on his PBS program World of Ideas. Moyers questions Chomsky about his attitudes towards a variety of topics, including dissidence, transparency, propaganda, and democracy ...
  • Bernstein, Richard (New York Times, 1993-05-06)
    Obituary in the New York Times on Irving Howe. Click on the link to read the obituary.
  • Brandeis, Louis D (Frederick A Stokes Company, 1914-03)
    A famous collection of essays by Louis D Brandeis, who was the first Jewish Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Click on the icon below to access a pdf version of the book. Keep in mind there are many blank pages ...
  • Berkowitz, Roger (New York Times, 2013-07-07)
    An article discussing Hannah Arendt's famous and controversial book covering the trial of Adolf Eichmann, Eichmann in Jerusalem. Click on the link above to read the article.
  • d'Entreves, Maurizio Passerin (he Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2016-10-10)
    Article about Hannah Arendt in the Stanfrod Encyclopedia of Philosophy. The article discusses Arendt's philosophy and its applications to human activity. Includes a bibliography of Arendt's writings. Click on the link above ...
  • Glick, Nathan (The Atlantic, 1998-01)
    A biographical essay on Irving Howe. Click on the link above to access.
  • Howe, Irving (Dissent Magazine, 2013-06-05)
    From Howe's memoir, A Margin of Hope (1982) reprinted in the magazine Dissent. Click on the link above to access it.
  • Kreisler, Harry (Institute of International Studies, University of California at Berkeley, 2002-03-22)
    An interview with Noam Chomsky, in which he outlines some of the influences behind his political views. He also discusses the relationship between the way he approaches science and the way he approaches politics. The ...
  • Smiley, Tavis (PBS, 2017-07)
    A two-part interview with Naomi Klein, aired July 11 and July 12 on the Tavis Smiley Show, PBS. Click on the first link to see part 1 and on the second link to see part 2.
  • Merritt, Staphanie (The Guardian, 2008-05-31)
    Naomi Klein discusses with the Guardian's Stephanie Merritt, her early life, family, and early influences. Click on the link above to read the article.

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