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    Judith Shulevitz on the Radical Idea of the Sabbath
    (The Atlantic, 2010-05-14) Goldberg, Jeffrey
    An interview conducted by Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic Magazine with Judith Shulevitz about her book, "The Sabbath World: Glimpses of a Different Order of Time."Shulevitz claims that the Sabbath is a radical concept in that it establishes the idea that "everyone, not just the upper classes, not just the priests and doctors and elites and the king have the right to rest in a regular way one day a week Indeed, she states, "[the Sabbath]...was so radically progressive that it even mandated that you had to give your animals the day off." Click on the link to read the interview.
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    Todd Gitlin, 1943–2022
    (Dissent Magazine, 2022-02-07) Editors of Dissent Magazine
    Tributes to the activist, scholar, writer and president in the 1960s of Students for a Democratic Society, Todd Gitlin, who died in February 2022 in Dissent Magazine, for which he was a longstanding member of the editorial board. Various writers who were friends and colleagues discuss his career as an activist and social critic. Click on the link above to read the article.
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    (2021) Zinn, Howard
    A 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.
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    For Historian Howard Zinn, Political Struggle Trumped All Private Concerns
    (Haaretz, 2012-12-17) Thrope, Samuel
    This 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.
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    Stanley Aronowitz, longtime labor and civil rights activist, dies at 88
    (Jewish Telegraphic Agency, 2021-08-21) Kampeas, Stanley
    "Stanley Aronowitz, a longtime activist and theorist who was hugely influential in the labor and civil rights movements, has died at 88." Click on the link above to access the rest of this biographical obituary.