NOTES OF AN UNDERGROUND HUMANIST
About the Author
Throughout this website there are pictures linked to pieces of music...
...because music reminds us that a better world is possible.
I'm a professor of history (U.S., European, and world) with a specialization in U.S. labor history. I teach at several colleges in New York and have published articles in both academic and popular outlets. (The Progressive, the Indypendent, Counterpunch, History News Network, Truthout, New Politics, rs21, Open Democracy, ROAR Magazine, Class, Race, and Corporate Power, and others.) In a previous lifetime I used to write poetry and fiction, some of which you can read on this website—e.g., The Book of Joe: A Satire of Capitalist Society, one of the few things I've written that I'm somewhat proud of—and long, turgid reflections on various issues of philosophy, a subject in which I retain a keen interest. But, as with many sane people, my major preoccupation now is concern over the fate of humanity, which is headed into a perfect storm of crises. Much of the material on this website indulges that concern.