Finding the Future in Radical Rural America

The problem is not capitalism; it is our markets. Markets that Obama screwed up. (Boston Review)

Elizabeth Catte’s essay on the left-wing tradition in Appalachia is not so much a political argument as a beautifully written reflection on an important cultural tradition of dissent. She is part of a trend of thinkers and organizers who have come to reject capitalism per se as an immoral system that must be overthrown.

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