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Nelson Lichtenstein
Nelson Lichtenstein teaches history at the University of California, Santa Barbara where he directs the Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy.
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Nelson Lichtenstein 9h
Doug is right! (Or rather left). Socialists should drop the redundant “democratic” because the democratization of power, property, and political participation has been at the core of the socialist project for two centuries. The Stalinists are gone.
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Nelson Lichtenstein 9h
Missouri has shifted rightward in recent years and state GOP even more so. But tonight Medicaid expansion won by more than six percent! And Cori Bush displaced Clay in St Louis. In 2018 voters raised minimum wage and defeated right-to-work!
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Nelson Lichtenstein Jul 28
When the next generation of historians get around to writing the Trump biography, they will have a truely new historical source: thousands of tweets that reveal something close to the private impulses and muttered thoughts of the subject. No need for factionalized dialogue.
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Nelson Lichtenstein Jul 28
This seems screwy. Fine arts grads with a low unemployment rate?
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Nelson Lichtenstein Jul 28
I really urge people to read some of these institutional ads. The rhetoric is both vacuous and mendacious, legitimizing a kind of pseudo expertise that is a mask for managerial authoritarianism.
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Nelson Lichtenstein Jul 28
Replying to @NelsonLichtens1
I have lost the name of the carpenter, but if I could find it I would thank him for such superb and normally unappreciated craftsmanship.
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Nelson Lichtenstein Jul 28
Unappreciated Craftsmanship: Nineteen years ago I hired a contractor to build a new stairway from the top floor of my house to the refurbished basement. I go up and down ten times a day, leaning on the bannister because the stairs are tricky. That railing remains rock solid.
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Nelson Lichtenstein Jul 23
Who Should Say When a Workplace Is Safe? The Workers, That’s Who.
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Nelson Lichtenstein Jul 13
An excellent piece. Falling Upward: The Surprising Survival of Larry Summers
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Nelson Lichtenstein Jul 11
Benson was a steadfast democrat and radical. This obit is also notable for its mention of his Schmanite Trotskyism. Herman Benson, Who Fought Union Corruption, Dies at 104
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Nelson Lichtenstein Jul 11
I knew of his work many years ago. A sreadfuast democrat.
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Nelson Lichtenstein Jul 9
Replying to @NelsonLichtens1
other state; and 33,000 Pennsylvanians died to tear down that flag and defeat those generals. This is no time to give the Confederates a victory." Here is a graphic sense that the Civil War was worth fighting and that in a very real sense it is not yet over.
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Nelson Lichtenstein Jul 9
Replying to @NelsonLichtens1
He denounced Trump for defending the Confederate flag and the monuments to those generals who fought against the Union. Then he said something close to this: "350,000 Pennsylvanians fought to tear down that flag; more African-Americans served in Pennsylvania regiments than in any
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Nelson Lichtenstein Jul 9
I just heard Joe Biden's speech on his economic policy delivered near his hometown in northeast Pennsylvania. He is not a great speaker, but one passage was striking and unique, something I have never heard a U.S. politician say.
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Nelson Lichtenstein Jul 8
Sounds like Keynes, Walter Reuther, and Leon Keyserling.
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Nelson Lichtenstein Jul 5
Just read your article on sectoral bargaining in Puerto Rico. Very provocative and useful. Not sure the 2015 NY State hearing and decision is all that inferior.
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Nelson Lichtenstein Jun 30
Not my point. I think Speer arguesthat a lot of Marx journalism was influenced by various passions and prejudices of the moment and not by any consistent “Marxism”.
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Nelson Lichtenstein Jun 29
What do you think of Sperber’s Marx biography? He makes similar points about Marx journalism.
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Nelson Lichtenstein Jun 25
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Nelson Lichtenstein Jun 20
I looked him up on wiki and saw he had interesting relationship to native Americans. On what basis was he venerated in 1901? Confederate, Mason?
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