Norman Markowitz

Norman Markowitz is a former Professor of History. He writes and teaches from a Marxist perspective, and has written many articles on a variety of topics, including biographical entries on Jimmy Hoffa, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, the Civil Rights movement, 1930-1953, and poor peoples movements in American History.


LATEST ARTICLES BY Norman Markowitz

  • World
    Dangerous schemes

    Dangerous schemes

    December 22, 2006 By Norman Markowitz

    If I believed in conspiracies, I might say that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran’s rightist president, was a CIA agent, working to isolate his country from the civilized world and set the stage for a military attack on...

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  • Labor
    Play reveals struggles of South Asian women

    Play reveals struggles of South Asian women

    December 1, 2006 By Norman Markowitz

    NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — In response to Eve Enseler’s feminist “Vagina Monologues,” a series of theatrical vignettes on the theme of contemporary women’s gender and social oppression, South Asian Sisters, a California-based group, developed “Yoni Ki...

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  • U.S.
    A true working class educator

    A true working class educator

    September 15, 2006 By Norman Markowitz

    Earlier this year, I attended a tribute to my late friend Wells Keddie, at the Labor Education Center of Rutgers University. Wells died in April after a lifetime of struggle in the labor movement and as...

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  • World
    The death of Milosevic and the death of Yugoslavia

    The death of Milosevic and the death of Yugoslavia

    March 25, 2006 By Norman Markowitz

    Slobodan Milosevic died recently in his prison cell, tried for war crimes by the NATO states that killed his nation, Yugoslavia, with the bombers and troops they sent to back reactionary separatist forces. Questions continue to...

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  • Peace
    MOVIE REVIEW: Why we fight

    MOVIE REVIEW: Why we fight

    March 17, 2006 By Norman Markowitz

    It is a truism that knowledge is power. It is also true that ruling classes seek to hoard knowledge and use mass media to distribute propaganda. Not all propaganda though is disconnected from real knowledge.

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  • Opinion
    End the death penalty

    End the death penalty

    February 3, 2006 By Norman Markowitz

    As a longtime New Jerseyan and death penalty opponent, I was happy that New Jersey’s Legislature had the courage to establish a death penalty moratorium.

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  • PrintEditions
    Capitalism gone disgustingly mad

    Capitalism gone disgustingly mad

    October 28, 2005 By Norman Markowitz

    There is a real estate “boom” reported in New Orleans and other devastated areas as desperate people sell shattered houses and the speculators move in, buying up land to make money. Perhaps a future New Orleans...

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    Capitalism at $3 a gallon

    Capitalism at $3 a gallon

    October 7, 2005 By Norman Markowitz

    After the New Orleans disaster, gas prices skyrocketed in a matter of days, shooting well over $3 a gallon everywhere in the U.S. While the prices have begun to come down somewhat, they are still substantially...

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