Freedom and Democracy: Three Well-read Reds
Last weekend was full of Fourth of July celebrations, and in this set of commentaries, the Old Mole's Well-read Reds provide perspective on the state of freedom and democracy now and in the nation's past. The three are:
- Joe Clement reads from Cory Robins post about the diminishing freedom to choose one's work, supposedly the freedom that distinguishes wage labor from slavery.
- Cara Dugas reads Amy Goodman's column "This Independence Day, Thank a Protester"
- Clayton Morgareidge reads David Graeber's report of his speech about the disconnect between democracy and the founders from his book The Democracy Project: A History, A Crisis, A Movement.