A historical footnote on Stuart Hall [discussed by Bruce Robbins in “A Starting Point for Politics,” Nov. 14]: Stuart was deeply involved in the antinuclear movement in England in the early ’60s. A master strategist, he illuminated the way forward for the movement and inspired grassroots activists like myself.
new york city
All Hail Gary Younge
Younge is so correct that guns are usually absent from the discussion of daily teen deaths, as if they occurred in a vacuum. And he is so correct that places like Muncie, Indiana, have been lost and ignored by both political parties, and they will not vanish after the election—there are too many unaddressed issues.
Thanks for printing his pieces, and do consider having him write weekly.
Eugene “Gene” Novogrodsky
Foresight Is 20/20
I read Sarah Jaffe’s article on Zephyr Teachout [“Her Revolution,” Nov. 14] on November 10. It was the first uplifting thing I’d seen since the election. Where can I get a “Zephyr for President” bumper sticker?
Re your Nov. 14 editorial [“The Real Election Fraud”]: Voter suppression? Are you sure? I’ve never heard of such a thing on the TV news!
OK, fine: Since (at least) 2000, various suppression tactics have been obvious—except, I guess, to the talking heads and maybe 200 million who believe that what they are watching is the news. You would think that Donald Trump’s allegations of vote-rigging just might inspire some corporate newsperson to cite some factual history on extralegal voter control and management. Trump is right: The integrity of the vote is at risk. But there seems little risk for one party to indulge in one ploy after another—now, for instance, the counterfactual.