Author Archive for Phil N. Ferrill

And of course, like any of us, I took the side of the apes.

Toward a Progressive Southern Strategy

Below the jump is a short essay by Lexington activist Janet Tucker.  Janet is a leader in many progressive organizations in the bluegrass, including Kentuckians For The Commonwealth, the Central Kentucky Council For Peace and Justice, and the Committees of…

Celebrating Moms Worldwide

Around this time every year, it behooves prog blogs to remind their readers of the radical origins of Mother’s Day. The first Mother’s Day was proclaimed in 1870 by Julia Ward Howe, author of the Battle Hymn of the Republic.  She…

UK press 2012 Fall catalogue

The University of Kentucky press just released their catalogue for Fall 2012.  You can peruse their pdf catalogue yourself, but three books stuck out as particularly interesting for progressives.  First, big time black feminist bell hooks (who happens to be…

And speaking of socialists…

Somehow I missed that back on Thursday, H-L columnist Marty Solomon posed the question, “Where is Karl Marx when we really need him?” It is unfortunate that whenever someone mentions Karl Marx, eyes glaze over and instant rejection ensues. But…