politics

Beat Family Values: The Typical American Family, and the Beats’ Roll in its Downfall

  The Beat Movement scared the hell out of America. After all, the Beats were dirty, they were obscene, they…

4 years ago

The Flying Dutchman:

An Overview of LeRoi Jones’ Greatest Commentary on the Struggle of the Black Man and Racial Relations in Post-World War…

5 years ago

World Citizen: How Politics Shaped the Travels of Allen Ginsberg, and How Travel Shaped his Politics

This essay first appeared in Beatdom #17, which you can find on Amazon. As a child, Allen Ginsberg didn’t get…

5 years ago

Turtle Island: An Eco-Critique of Capitalism

In the modern era the sustainability of both our daily lives and global systems has become an increasingly important issue.…

5 years ago

Ginsberg and the Machinery of Capitalism: A Political Reading of Howl

In this essay, I use a Marxist lens to examine Allen Ginsberg’s controversial and groundbreaking 1956 poem, Howl. Ginsberg, I…

5 years ago

The Politics of the Wild Boys

In anticipation of Beatdom #17 - the POLITICS issue - we're releasing this one-off free PDF download of The Politics of…

5 years ago

The Complicated Politics of the Beat Triumvirate

There is much about the Beat Generation that is shrouded in confusion. Oftentimes it stems from wishful thinking on the…

5 years ago

The Poetry and Politics of Allen Ginsberg

To celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of the Six Gallery reading - at which Allen Ginsberg first read from his poem,…

6 years ago

Blood and Black Power on the Streets of Chicago

This essay originally appeared in Beatdom #15: the WAR issue. By Pat Thomas    “Black Power: Find out what they…

7 years ago

I Saw Mike Huckabee kissing Santa Claus

by Paul Kay WASHINGTON(AP) -- Republican front-runner Mike Huckabee was caught tonight inside the Hyatt Regency Washington embracing Santa Claus.…

14 years ago

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