Features from the Freedom Socialist
Spring 1979
Gently the seeds float down, flowering into sweet, lovely blossoms. And the inhabitants of trendy San Francisco are replaced, one by one, by steely humanoids grown from the pods which developed from the alien seeds. A remake of a 1956, low-budget...
Spring 1979
Prediction of the Week. Feisty Bella Abzug, who is wedded to the Democratic party but got bounced from the National Advisory Committee for Women by our M.C.P. president, told a Seattle reporter, “It’s true we were not at the Last Supper, but you...
Spring 1979
In the fall issue Clara Fraser railed against some unnamed “patience mongers” and “mañana mouthers.” These “Marxist realists,” she wrote, “cooly inform” women and minorities “that they must wait until the revolution, throughout the revolution and...
Spring 1979
The Art of Analogy “The act of deserting the home in order to shape society is like thoughtlessly removing crucial fingers from an imperiled dike to teach people how to swim.” — Elder Neal A. Maxwell at an April, 1978 Mormon conference. That’s...
Winter 1978
Even Lassie would have gone elsewhere if "Coming Home" proved as empty as this movie. Shabby on politics, contemptuous of women, and superficial toward the disabled, the film drenches the audience with a nostalgic rush of '60s music and administers...
Winter 1978
Dateline: Lincoln, Nebraska. A small airport, its contours softened by snowfall and moonlight. The car skids on the exit road. My older son, Marc Krasnowsky, drives blithely through the icy slush; his friend Moira Ferguson hands me a leaflet. "We...
Fall 1978
Somebody Out There Likes Us The labor article in the last issue was very timely and helpful to me in articulating and clarifying my position towards unions. It made a distinction between the role of the bureaucrats and the potential role of the...
Fall 1978
Leon Uris's new bestseller, Trinity, can be best described as a politically important potboiler. Trinity recounts the bitter struggle for Irish independence from 1885 to 1915. It is the first popular novel to dispel the myth that the Catholic/...
Fall 1978
The jazzy titles of two films about trade unionism are currently gracing the marquees. Hollywoodian experts on the proletariat are now instructing movie fans — mostly youth — that if you fight the bosses, you'll get killed, bought off, or in hock to...
Fall 1978
My favorite candidate for the downer-of-the-week award is the patronizing radical who tells us that "you people are too impatient — Rome wasn't built in a day." Well, we people have a lot to be impatient about, and rebuilding imperial Rome isn't...