June 4

                
  • Mac Trachtenberg, 1917-2005

    Mac Trachtenberg, 1917-2005

    June 3, 2005

    Mac Trachtenberg, father, trade unionist and community supporter, died April 17 in California. He was 87. Born on Aug. 10, 1917, Trachtenberg grew up in Brooklyn and the Bronx, and with his brothers played handball and...

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  • The passing of a legend

    The passing of a legend

    June 3, 2005

    Singer, songwriter and playwright Oscar Brown Jr. died May 29 in Chicago after a brief illness. He was 78. “Although we will miss him deeply, he has left a wealth of works that will continue to...

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  • War, soldiers and the unspeakable

    War, soldiers and the unspeakable

    June 3, 2005

    “Brothers” is a film from Denmark with English subtitles directed by Susanne Bier. At the beginning, we meet Michael, who’s home on leave, a Danish career soldier about to be deployed to Afghanistan. Then we meet...

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  • No party, no socialism

    No party, no socialism

    June 3, 2005

    The right wing has attacked historian Moshe Lewin’s new book, “The Soviet Century,” which covers the Soviet Union from the early 1920s through its implosion in 1991, for its sympathetic treatment of Lenin. His principal conclusion,...

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  • Marxism without meat?

    Marxism without meat?

    June 3, 2005

    When at long last war and capitalism, terrorism and religious fanaticism have had their final day, when a communist society breaks out like the glorious sun after the most savage storms, what will our new world...

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