Re: [sixties-l] Linguafranca

From: Ted Morgan (
Date: 10/31/00

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    Don, Do you know Z Magazine?  the web site?  BOth are good, very
    activist/ organizing oriented and radical.  Chomsky a regular contributor, just to
    keep us up on foreign policy & globalization fiascoes....
    There are others with an economic-left tint: Multinational Monitor (which I think
    is Nader-generated) but good.
    Or isn't this the kind of thing you mean?  There are more academic-y things like
    Radical History Review, Monthly Review, New Left Review....  More left-liberal
    mags like The Progressive, The Nation, In These Times....  More subject
    specialized things, etc.  Let me know -not that I know them all!!
    monkerud wrote:
    > Ted,
    > I should have been more general in my question. I'm reading NY Review of
    > Books and looking for something else that has some meat to it. Any
    > suggestions?
    > best, Don
    > >Don,
    > >I'm not a regular reader of Lingua Franca, but I read it occasionally.  It's
    > >not bad for staying a little critically current on some higher-ed politics,
    > >but I would say it veers in the postmodernist/ identity politics direction as
    > >opposed to the political economy direction of a "left" analysis, and it isn't
    > >consistently that, either.  It is the publication that had the silly, I
    > >thought, article about "Who Owns the Sixties" by Rick Perlstein, that posited
    > >a "generational" conflict over the 'correct' interpretation of the 60s
    > >--something I don't think is generational at all, but rather ideological.
    > >This article didn't get that slant at all, really.
    > >
    > >Ted
    > >
    > >monkerud wrote:
    > >
    > >> I know a number of people on this list are academics and I understand
    > >> LinguaFranca is an academic journal.
    > >>
    > >> I know little about the journal's politics, viewpoint, etc. except I know
    > >> we've seen excerpts here from it.
    > >>
    > >> Does anyone read it regularily? Make any recommendations for reading it?
    > >>
    > >> best, Don Monkerud
    Ted Morgan
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