In the village where we stayed, we heard stories of a "fishing commune" nearby. That description demanded that we investigate.
But the critical mechanism of "exploitation" so central to a meaningful, class-based analysis is completely absent.
On May 8 and 9, 1945, the world celebrated the end of the Second World War. Since then, Victory in Europe Day has been celebrated by scores of countries.
"A true metal master, he gave energy and excitement to millions, and will continue to."
With a price tag of $250 million, the George W. Bush library is the biggest and most expensive of the 13 that have been opened to recognize the former presidents.
I first read his (earlier) novel, Burning Valley, in college - a requirement for a class on "working class literature."
Auditors generally do a decent job identifying how much wealthy taxpayers are trying to shortchange Uncle Sam. But they're only examining a fraction of the returns the wealthy file.
Perhaps the best thing of all was the overriding sense of camaraderie. People trusted one another, and what we had we shared.
The USSR was one of the most literate societies, and it was this focus on education that allowed the Soviets to delve into the works of Tolstoy and Pushkin.
The election of Obama in 2008 and his reelection in 2012 gave millions hope that this awful situation would change for the better. But that hope hasn't been fully realized.