Among my morning scan of the depressing, depressing news of the world, I came across this piece in The Guardian: "Why Are America's Farmers Killing Themselves in Record Numbers?" In a way, this is not a new story. As the article notes, the farm crisis of the 1980s, which brought us Farm Aid and other … Continue reading Farmers in Crisis (No, Not in the Soviet Union)
Given that this is the centenary of Russia's October Revolution, I am not at all surprised that the internet, including mainstream outlets like the Washington Post, is full of reflections on those events. Many of them are thoughtful and offer considered evaluations of the revolution and its legacies. This one is not one of them. … Continue reading The Russian Revolution Was Not the Material for Your Modern Day Morality Play
This and other posts titled "Resurrected" are reposts from an earlier blog I kept that now, thanks to no longer being affiliated with UNC–Chapel Hill, I cannot continue to use. I'm adding them to jumpstart the process, and to provide some examples of the kind of commentary I envision adding in the coming weeks and … Continue reading Resurrected: “Demographics”
I'm writing to begin what I hope will develop into a long-term, ongoing conversation.