“If you are more critical or try to highlight some of the worst things that happen in America, then you are un-American or anti-American.”
The reader comes away from Love’s Next Meeting with an awareness of the rich history of homosexual culture existed long before the Stonewall riots in the summer of ‘69.
In her new album, Juliana Hatfield’s concerns are comeuppance, self-abasement, and the depravity of those who revel in the power to make decisions that can adversely affect others.
“Then, as now, my focus was on the songs. As long as you can keep your focus on the art that you’re doing, the larger thing it can serve – selling records or whatever – that’ll happen on its own.”
“I really thought that I could sustain a life in music, but perhaps I’d end up in Las Vegas backing Tom Jones or something.”
The real culture war in 1980s America was waged by young people who were trying to create their own culture and jealously rejected corporate culture along the way.
“‘Rightsism’ gives judges much more power than they deserve in a democracy,” Jamal Greene writes. “When U.S. judges face a conflict of rights, they cancel one right or the other.”
Front and center in this memoir are BrownMark’s efforts to reconcile his resentment and gratitude toward the man who both sold him short and afforded him the “opportunity of a lifetime.”
American Radicals is as revealing, riveting, and well-researched as any work of history that I have read in recent years.
“Malcolm X and MLK evolved over time and came to converge in surprising ways. Malcolm’s movement for radical black dignity became a global human rights touchstone in a manner that made King’s struggle for radical black citizenship both necessary and more expansive.”