Appeal to Reason: The First 25 Years of In These Times
Appeal to Reason includes the following essays: Barbara Ehrenreich, "Doing it for Ourselves: Can Feminism Break Through the Glass Ceiling?"; Annette Fuentes, "The War for the Poor: Fighting Poverty in a Gilded Age"; David Graeber, "We Are All Utopians: Progressives Should Dare To Dream"; John B. Judis, "The New Liberalism: Slouching Toward A Majority"; Chris Lehmann, "A Tale of Two Americas: How the Culture Wars Sank Populism"; Robert W. McChesney, "Appeal to Reason: Why We Need In These Times"; Salim Muwakkil, "Color Bind: Where Do We Go From Here?"; John Nichols, "Stick and Win: Forging a Real Progressive Alternative"; G. Pascal Zachary, "Beyond Anti-Capitalism: Notes for an Elusive Manifesto." In These Times, the national biweekly magazine of news and opinion, has provided groundbreaking coverage of the labor movement, the environment, feminism, grassroots politics, minority communities, and the media for 25 years. Filled with new writing commissioned specially for this anniversary volume, images, and text highlights of the last quarter-century in the magazine, Appeal to Reason: The First 25 Years of In These Times showcases contributors to the magazine like Noam Chomsky, David Brower, and Alice Walker. It also asks an important question: Where do we go from here?
For answers, Appeal to Reason turns to more than twenty leading progressive writers—including Barbara Ehrenreich, Juan Gonzalez, Salim Muwakkil, and Robert W. McChesney—who take a fresh look at the lessons of the past and suggest directions for the future. Exploring issues ranging from globalization and criminal justice to the environment and culture, Appeal to Reason lays a political and intellectual foundation for the debates, discussions, and movements of the next 25 years.
"At a time of growing concentration, In These Times is an invaluable source of news and information that corporate media would too often prefer to ignore." —Sen. Paul Wellstone
"From its origins, In These Times has been a welcome source of information and ideas." —Noam Chomsky
"In These Times is the most creative and challenging newsmagazine on the American left." —Cornel West