Scott Horton, in his always excellent blog at Harpers, skewers the "New McCarthyism" in a defense of Rashid Khalidi. More commentary in support of Khalidi, a respected scholar at Columbia University and author of the forthcoming Sowing Crisis: The Cold War and American Dominance in the Middle East, is flooding the web and mainstream media. Check out this piece in the Washington Post and this DailyKos diary responding to it, and this video posted at Talking Points Memo where John Judis concedes that this campaign is even dirtier than the Bush-Dukakis campaign.
Bill Ayers recently spoke on education in New York.
Kate Clinton proposes action for Nov. 5th, whether or not Prop. 8 is defeated in California.
Looking for some good reading? Five librarians got together to compile this list of the Best of the Best of University Presses. Watch their presentation on BookTV. Two Beacon Press books, Once in a Promised Land and Without a Map, made the list.
A quick look at some reviews of recent Beacon Press releases:
And recently on Beacon Broadside:
Greenspan Passes the Buck by Marilyn Sewell
Zombie Jamboree in Texas by Glenn Branch
Factory Farms, Dirty Water, and the Bible: Part One and Part Two by Mark Winne