Jonathan Chait, The Triumph of Taxophobia, Democracy Journal, Spring 2011
Simon Johnson, Did the Poor Cause the Crisis? Project Syndicate, January 2011
Gar Alperovitz, "The New-Economy Movement," The Nation Magazine, June 13th 2011
George Packer, Empty Wallets, New Yorker, July 25th 2011
Suzanne Mettler, 20,000 Leagues Under the State, Washington Monthly, July/August 2011
Thoughts on politics, cities and the state of American life, culture and economics, from the perspective of a pragmatic lefty historian. "Chants Democratic" comes from "Leaves of Grass" by Walt Whitman, the avatar of American Democracy.
- Mark Santow
- I am Associate Professor and Chair of the History Department at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth. I am also the Academic Director of the Clemente Course in the Humanities, in New Bedford MA. Author of "Social Security and the Middle Class Squeeze" (Praeger, 2005) and the forthcoming "Saul Alinsky the Dilemma of Race in the Post-War City" (University of Chicago Press), my teaching and scholarship focuses on American urban history, social policy, and politics. I am presently writing a book on home ownership in modern America, entitled "Castles Made of Sand? Home Ownership and the American Dream." I live in Providence RI, where I have served on the School Board since March 2015. All opinions posted here are my own.
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