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ItemActivism, Anarchism, and Power(Institute of International Studies, University of California at Berkeley, 2002-03-22) Kreisler, HarryAn 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 interview is part of the Conversations with History series, of the Institute of International Studies, University of California at Berkeley. Click on the link above to read the interview. ItemAnarchism and Other Essays(1910) Goldman, EmmaA book of essays by Emma Goldman. Item was retrieved from The Anarchist Library (http://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/emma-goldman-anarchism-and-other-essays). Click on the link below to access the book. ItemAnthem(Project Gutenberg, 1998-03) Rand, AynA novel by Ayn Rand. Included here are both an epub and a plain text edition. Click on one of the icons to access the novel. ItemAnti-Semitism Plays Coy in 'Jewish Princess' Jokes(Los Angeles Times, 1988-05-25) Lipstadt, Deborah E."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 middle of a dinner party, "Did you hear the joke about the Jew who . . . ?" Now a new form of Jew hatred has become socially acceptable even to some Jews: the Jewish American Princess (JAP)." To read the rest of this commentary, click the link above. ItemAtlas Shrugged(Digital Library of India (http://www.new.dli.ernet.in/handle/2015/458873), 2015) Rand, AynAtlas Shrugged is one of Ayn Rand's best known novels. Originally published in 1957, the edition in this collection is the 35th Anniversary Edition, retrieved from the Internet Archive (https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.458873). Introduction to this edition written by Leonard Peikoff. Click on the icon to read the book. ItemAyn Rand(Jewish Virtual Library, 2017) Hyman, Paula (editor); Moore, Deborah Dash (editor)A short biography of Ayn Rand. Click on the link above to access it. ItemAyn Rand First Interview 1959 ( Full)(No Free Lunch Distributors, 2016-02-16) Wallace, MikeA video of the first full interview with Ayn Rand, in which she discusses her philosophical principles with interviewer, Mike Wallace. It was retrieved from The Internet Archive (https://archive.org/details/AynRandFirstInterview1959Full). It is in the Public Domain and has been identified as not being under copyright. It is covered by a Creative Commons License (https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/). Click on the icon to access the interview. ItemBanality and Brilliance: Irving Howe on Hannah Arendt(Dissent Magazine, 2013-06-05) Howe, IrvingFrom Howe's memoir, A Margin of Hope (1982) reprinted in the magazine Dissent. Click on the link above to access it. ItemThe Common Good(Alfred A. Knopf, 2018) Reich, Robert: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 download and read the book. Click on the link below to see his blog and get insights into his thinking and views. ItemDavid Frum(2020) Frum, DavidThe home page of David Frum. Currently a senior editor at the Atlantic Magazine, Frum has served as an assistant and speech writer for President George W. Bush, and as an advisor to Rudolph Giuliani's presidential campaigns. He is the author of several books, including, most recently, "TRUMPOCRACY: The Corruption of the American Republic." His home page includes many articles he has written, including some discussing the evolution in this thinking. Born in Canada, Frum maintains residences in both Washington DC and Ontario, Canada. Click on the link to visit his home page. Item'Dripping with poison of antisemitism': the demonization of George Soros(The Guaridan, 2018-10-25) Wilson, JasonWritten when Soros was one of the targets of mail bombs that were sent to a number of Democrats and progressives, this article looks at the mainstreaming of antisemitism. The author describes how antisemitism and antisemitic tropes, once restricted to extreme far right and white supremacist groups, have increasingly become part of the standard discourse of more mainstream right wing and conservative groups, including some politicians within the Republican Party. Click on the link to read the article. ItemElie Wiesel - Facts, Biography and Nobel Prize Lecture(nobelprize.org, 1986) Nobelprize.orgThe Web page devoted to Elie Weisel by the Nobel Prize Committee. It includes biographical information and a speech given by him upon acceptance of the award. Click on the link above to access the Web page, ItemEmma Goldman(2017) Jewish Women's ArchiveComprehensive biographical essay, produced in collaboration with the Emma Goldman Papers (http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/goldman/), about the life, contributions and significance of Emma Goldman. Includes a chronology of important dates in her life and a bibliography. Click on the link above to access the essay. ItemThe End of Meat Is Here: If you care about the working poor, about racial justice, and about climate change, you have to stop eating animals.(The New York Times, 2020-05-21) Foer, Jonathan SafranAn op-ed piece in the New York Times, in which author, Jonathan Safran Foer argues that the production of meat is a major contributing factor to climate change. This op-ed, which was written in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, argues further that the meat production industry is a significant culprit in the spread of the virus, disproportionately affecting low-income and minority workers. Click on the link to read the article. ItemFiona Hill Just Mentioned ‘The Protocols Of The Elders Of Zion.’ What Are They?(The Forward, 2019-11-21) Feldman, AriThis article discusses how the testimony of Fiona Hill before the US Congressional Impeachment Hearings into President Donald J. Trump, explicitly linked conspiracy theories about Ukraine's involvement in the US 2016 election with antisemitism. Hill was a former official in the National Security Council and director of issues relating to Europe and Russia. She stated that the antisemitism was particularly apparent in conspiracy theories involving George Soros. Hill testified that the "trope against Mr. Soros was also created for political purposes. This is the new ‘Protocols of the Elders of Zion." Click on the link to read the article. ItemFor Historian Howard Zinn, Political Struggle Trumped All Private Concerns(Haaretz, 2012-12-17) Thrope, SamuelThis article discusses the book, "Howard Zinn: A Life on the Left" by Martin Duberman. Zinn was a prominent historian in the 20th century. He was committed to an approach to history that tells the stories of the marginalized and oppressed people, which are overlooked in traditional history. In addition to Zinn's work being a critique of the American political and social structure, he was an engaged political activist. Click on the link above to read the article. For more information about Zinn and for samples of his work, click on the link to his Web Site below. ItemGrowing Up Absurd: Problems of Youth in the Organized Society (Google Books Preview)(The New York Review of Books. Digital preview published by Google Books, 1956) Goodman, PaulSome selections from the most famous work by Paul Goodman. Click on the link above to access. ItemHannah Arendt(he Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2016-10-10) d'Entreves, Maurizio PasserinArticle about Hannah Arendt in the Stanford 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 to access. ItemHowardZinn.org(2021) Zinn, HowardA Web Site devoted to Howard Zinn. It includes biographical information, archival material from Zinn's papers a various repositories, articles he wrote, interviews with him, information about his many projects, etc. Click on the link above to visit the Web Site. For additional discussion about Zinn and his work, click on the link below. ItemIllness as Metaphor(Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1978) Sontag, SusanIn this short book (downloaded from the Internet Archive, Susan Sontag looks at how we conceptualize serious illnesses, particularly tuberculosis in the 19th century and cancer in the 20th century. "Illness as Metaphor" is a groundbreaking work that examines how we view and describe these illnesses in metaphorical terms than have significant adverse implications for the people suffering from serious illness. Click on the View/Open link to read the book.