Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Rebecca Solnit: On Thoreau, Dissent and Civil Rights

Rebecca Solnit who has written a series of books, the latest is Hope In the Dark, reflects on Thoreau, civil rights and activism in Post 9/11 culture.

Reimagining the Landscape of Fear: Rights are like muscles, they disappear if you don't use them.

Solnit dicusses a very important document that examines the current state of civil rights in the U.S.:

The Assault on Free Speech, Public Assembly and Dissent

1 comment:

micah holmquist said...

Solnit is in my opinion, one of the most interesting creators of essays now writing. Her book "Wanderlust: A History of Walking" doesn't live up to its title but is fascinating on its own terms.