The Beast with No Name: Mark Achbar and Joel Bakan with Williams Cole
The Corporation, a film directed by Mark Achbar and Jennifer Abbott, and written by Joel Bakan, recently premiered in New York City after breaking box office records for a documentary in Canada. The Rails Williams Cole sat down with Mr. Achbar and Mr. Bakan (who also wrote the book The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Power and Profit, published earlier this year by the Free Press).
The Passion of Michael MooreBy Randolph Lewis
I was nervous last week when I bought my ticket to Fahrenheit 9/11 at the mall in Oklahoma City. I didnt know if someone was going to scrawl "traitor" in lambs blood on the theater door, or quote angry scripture verses at the screen.
Rocks from the SkyBy Rick Karr
Rocks were supposed to fall from the sky on June 19 and 24, according to a post on an internet site owned by a guy in Cleveland, TN. They were supposed to have been comets, actually, followed by a cosmic "anomaly" on the 26th.
A View from Latin America: Jorge Ramos with Hirsh Sawhney
More incisive than Dan Rather, more charming than Peter Jennings, Mexican-born Jorge Ramos is Spanish-language televisions celebrity talking head. An anchor at Univision, the fifth most-watched television network in the United States, Ramos is also a columnist and the author of several books, including The Latino Wave: How Hispanics Will Choose the Next President
The Continuous Decline of the WestBy Norman Kelley
H.L. Menckens trenchant observation that behind every dumb idea lurks a college professor is fully revealed in Cornel Wests Democracy Matters: Winning the Fight Against Imperialism (Penguin Press).
Liberals vs. The Left:
By Francois Cusset
Learning From Identity Politics
The quintessentially 1980s quarrel between radical theory and reactionary politicsor between multiculturalists and the then-rising neoconsis surely not over.
Keeping Alive the French and Indian WarBy Madeleine Baran
Shaffers fort is much more than a glorified playhouse. It is an exact replicaright down to the type of wood and the thickness of the straw mattressesof a French and Indian War-era fort.
An Anarchist in the Hudson Valley: Peter Lamborn Wilson with Jennifer Bleyer
Its been nearly ten years since Peter Lamborn Wilsonnée Hakim Beylooked at the pitiably state-bound, rule-bound world around him and asked: "Are we who live in the present doomed never to experience autonomy, never to stand for one moment on a bit of land ruled only by freedom?