Against the Current, No. 40, September/October 1992
No More Compromise!
— The Editors
The Great Lesser-Evil Illusion
— Justin Schwartz
Ross Perot for ...? Never Mind
— Steven Ashby
Committee of Correspondence Looking Ahead
— Joanna Misnik
LA After the Explosion: Rebellion and Beyond
— Joe Hicks, Antonio Villaralgosa & Angela Oh
Gender & Re/Production in British West Indian Slave Societies, Part I
— Cecilia Green
Greece Under the Conservatives
— James Petras and Chronis Polychroniou
Panama: Crackdown Follows Anti-Bush Protests
— The Empowerment Project
Israeli Elections: Who Won?
— Marcello Wechsler
Palestine: Of War and Shadows
— Josie Wallenius
Gender in the Revolution
— Ann Ferguson
The Rebel Girl: The Pussy's Revenge
— Catherine Sameh
A Brief Historical Background
— Stan Weir
1956: The Fading Revolution
— Stan Weir
Poverty Amidst Plenty in 1992
— Robert Hornstein and Daniel Atkins
Oh for the Good Old Days
— R.F. Kampfer
The Sixties Remembered
— Patrick M. Quinn
Women of the Klan
— David Futrelle
Reform and Revolution
— Samuel Farber
- In Memoriam
Phil Clark, 1921-1992
— Patrick M. Quinn
UNDER STALINISM, Cossacks were suspected of czarist sympathies. Now some of them are allying with the Stalinists in the anti-ethnic-separatist bloc.
The Tatars would tenderize and season their meat by keeping it under their saddles during the day’s ride. How the quality of life has deteriorated in modern times!
Remember how indignant we were when cigarette papers went up to thirty-five cents for a pack of 100?
Civil War buffs will be struck by the similarities between United Auto Workers president Owen Beiber and General George B. McClellan, whose verbal boldness was matched only by his timidity in action.
Those who take the greatest pride in the accomplishments of their remote ancestors are the ones who have done the least with their own lives. It’s not as if we had anything to do with picking our forebears.
Why don’t the Republicans just run Jim Baker for President and eliminate the middle man?
Paranoia for Beginners
SOME MOVIE critics are theorizing that the Alien creature may be symbolic of the AIDS virus; and maybe the Penguin represents Ross Perot. Whatever happened to Western Union?
A Greenwich Village shop used to sell Joan Crawford Mothers’ Day cards, reading “I never laid a fucking hand on those kids.”
Eat what tastes good. Forget about calories, cholesterol and additives. You could get hit by a truck any day, and old age is probably a real drag anyway.
Even the most dedicated carnivore, however, has to have a few qualms about the way geese are treated to produce fine pate.
THE UAW WILL go the way of all the other one-party states. The only question is whether Owen Beiber will end up like Gorbachev or Ceaucescu.
Only in Detroit do you find an establishment like “Virginia’s Auto Parts and Botique.”
Notes on Parenting
WE WORK OUT an elaborate detailed program for raising our first children. Second children are raised according to a diametrically opposite program, in hopes that they will turn out better than the first. Any further children are allowed to raise themselves, once the parents realize that nothing they do makes any difference.
September-October 1992, ATC 40