Against the Current, No. 44, May/
The Great Shrinking Stimulus
— The Editors
Single-Payer Health Care, A Matter of Survival
— Rick Wadsworth
A Physician Looks at the Health Care Struggle
— an interview with Susan Steigerwalt
Ramyah: Arabs in Isrrael Resist Bulldozers
— Maxine Kaufman Nunn
Review Essay: Cuba's Precarious Revolution
— Christopher Phelps
Why Somalia Is Starving
— Andy Pollack
Haiti, Clinton and the Movement
— an interview with Cecilia Green
Haiti: Living Under State Terror
— Ethan Casey
The Rebel Girl: Pro-Choice Vs. Terrorism
— Catherine Sameh
Random Shots: Words of Wisdom for 1993
— R.F. Kampfer
- Reflections on Socialism After the USSR
What Will Russia's Workers Do Next?
— Bertell Ollman
Women Under Post-Communism
— Nanette Funk
Hungary: The New Repression
— László Andor
Czechoslovakia: The Crisis of Imagination
— Peter Hudis
The Westerners' Imaginings
— Ellen Poteet
Religious Rebels Then and Now
— Paul Buhle
- In Memoram
Zolton Ferency, 1922-1993
— Regina McNulty
ZOLTON FERENCY was a Michigan conscience, a democratic feminist, socialist and activist all his life. Ostracized by the Democratic Party in 1968 when he spoke out against Lyndon Johnson’s continuing war in Vietnam, he was unsuccessful in his several bids for governor, once (1974) on the newly formed Human Rights Party’s ticket.
Zolton was nevertheless much loved and respected, especially by his students at Michigan State University where he was professor of criminal justice. Teaching, I once told him after a long campaign, was his forte.
He did indeed cover many miles around his state, talking about democracy and justice and the power that people hold to effect change. He died at the birth of his latest project, a ballot initiative for a state legislature that is truly representative of the participating electorate. There are 75,000 petitions ready to go, for creating a unicameral (single-chamber) legislature, with proportional representation.
Zolton’s spirit will stand to remind us: Where there’s no guts, there’s no glory.
May-June 1993, ATC 44
He taught my Labor Law class in 1976.
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