October 30, 2020


Strakon’s provisional list of righteous leftists

(Modern age: i.e., post-Emma Goldman)

My use of the word "righteous" may offend some, given that all of these people — insofar as they were of the Left — have held beliefs opposed to liberty and justice as we understand them. But it's the best adjective I've been able to come up with so far. Nicholas Strakon

Robert Caro (The Years of Lyndon Johnson)

Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair (CounterPoint)

G. William Domhoff

Paul Goodman

Glenn Greenwald

Nat Hentoff

Seymour Hersh

Nicholas von Hoffman

Caitlin Johnstone

Walter Karp

Gabriel Kolko (despite his being horrified by the use that liberty people were making of his work)

Seymour Melman

Michael Parenti (establishment "coincidence theories" vs. dissidents' "conspiracy theories")

Matt Taibbi

James Weinstein (The Corporate Ideal in the Liberal State)

William Appleman Williams

Robert Paul Wolff (In Defense of Anarchism)

I exclude Ronald Radosh and David Horowitz despite their good anti-imperialist work long ago because they then went out and became neocons.

Outraged objections and proposals for additions are welcome. Ω

October 30, 2020

Published in 2020 by WTM Enterprises.

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