A report from the front lines of the civil rights battle in Greenwood, Mississippi--a very dangerous place to be.
Edward Rothstein separates Studs Terkel's politics from his oral history, proving he doesn't understand the man's legacy at all.
Take a tip from the New Deal: invest that $700 billion in jobs and mortgage aid for those who need it most.
How refreshing it would be if a presidential candidate reminded us of the experience of the New Deal.
This article was adapted from The Impossible Will Take a Little While: A Citizen's Guide to Hope in a Time of Fear (Basic Books, www.theimpossible.org).
Parts of this essay also appeared in You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train, in On History and on www.zmag.org.