Looking good, Louis…
Comment by Richard Greener — January 26, 2013 @ 11:18 pm
I hope that you are preparing food to celebrate the 276 birthday of Thomas Paine, which occurs on the 29th of January.
Ok Paine might not be the ground breaking economist that Marx was but if as many people new the works of Paine like they do the Bible or the Quran the world would certianly be a much better place. Paine might not have been a Marxist but I suspect that if he had lived anothher thirty or fourty years he would have been..
Comment by Cardinal Coran Qurt — January 26, 2013 @ 11:32 pm
Yes. Olive oil is good for you.
Comment by aspergum — January 27, 2013 @ 1:04 am
“Cooking with the Unrepentant Marxist,” Wednesdays at 9.
Comment by Brandy Baker — January 27, 2013 @ 3:04 am
Don’t forget the garlic and onions in the olive oil. Today we celebrate the 257th anniversary of the birth of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (27 January 1756 – 5 December 1791).
Comment by manuelgarciajr — January 27, 2013 @ 4:45 am
Those little New York kitchens and apartments kill me, especially since they cost thousands of dollars a month. For the cost of two or three month’s rent you could buy land in most of the developing world AND build a brand new four bedroom house on it. The centralization of capital in the Big Apple is quite something, especially for the masses who work in places like Walgreens pharmacies making $200 a week. I wonder how they can live at all. Strange to me too that in the midst of all the millionaires and billionaires and sky high taxes, the state of the subways, streets and airports in New York City are worse than they are in some third world capitals like Bangkok. After all, the rich rely on those things too, even if they do travel in more comfort than the lower classes.
Comment by Clifford Saint Claire the Beloved — January 27, 2013 @ 8:04 am
I would appreciate it if you could spare time from your culinary undertakings to create a comprehensive book or Wiki that will help activists build Movements for Social Change. By comprehensive, I mean that it would guide, and give historical examples about:
Agent Provocateur, Army, Boycotts, Civil Disobedience, Coalitions, Coming Out, Communism, Consciousness Raising, Cooperatives, Debates Teach-ins, Defensive Formulations, Democracy, Democratic Centralism, Electoral Arena, Expulsions, International, Internet, Local, Maoism, Marches, Membership, Non Violent Direct Action, Occupations, Organization, Outings, Outreach, Pacifism, Police, Press, Program, Recruitment, Reformers, Reformist, Sectarianism, Single Issue, Sit-Ins, Socialism, Stalinism, Third Parties, Trotskyism, TV, Ultra-Left, Utopias, Violence
Comment by Robert Gahtan — January 27, 2013 @ 3:47 pm
“Grub first, then ethics.”
Comment by Peter Byrne — January 27, 2013 @ 4:16 pm
Peter, This not about eating or ethics it is about putting together the information that would
Permit activists to avoid well known pitfalls,
Enable social change to accelerate,
Provide a plan to recruit the uncommitted,
Shorten the period that movement activists requires to learn their craft,
Comment by Robert Gahtan — January 27, 2013 @ 5:29 pm
Cool down, Gahtan. The man takes a Sunday breather to do some Turkish cooking and you assault him with demands to turn out a quick encyclopedia!
Comment by Peter Byrne — January 28, 2013 @ 5:01 pm
Peter: The issue is not a “Sunday breather” at all. I just do not know of any one else who could address the problem as well as well as Louis. I’ve just finished a Google Search on: Critique of social movements sociology, Hand book for social movement activists, Social movements that succeeded, Social movements timeline, Who is interested in social change, Google Books Research Topic: Social Movement Theory, Social movement theory and research an annotated bibliography guide, Is there an idea exchange for social movements, “Granting agencies” for social change.
There is enough empirical, historical data to create a book or crowdsource a wiki, so activists do not have to continually re-invent the wheel.
Comment by Robert Gahtan — January 29, 2013 @ 12:36 am
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