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Democracy in Print
The Best of The Progressive Magazine,
Edited by Matthew Rothschild
Publication date May 1, 2008
LC: 2008046312 JK
390 pp. 6 x 9
ISBN-13: 978-0-299-23224-5
Paper $24.95 t

Press Release:

Democracy in Print captures many of the most influential voices from a century of United States history who have spoken out on the struggle to make real the promise of democracy for all Americans, railed against abuses of corporate power, renounced American empire, championed environmental causes, opposed war, and waged peace. It chronicles voices of the women’s rights movement, the civil rights movement, the labor movement, and the gay rights movement. And on every page, it declares the importance of an independent media, by culling the best of The Progressive magazine over the last one hundred years.

Readers will discover the vision of the magazine’s founder, Robert “Fighting Bob” La Follette, and his suffragist wife, Belle Case La Follette. They’ll find historic gems from the likes of Jane Addams, Carl Sandburg, Huey Long, and John Kenneth Galbraith, and profound essays by Theodore Dreiser, Barbara Ehrenreich, Noam Chomsky, Upton Sinclair, Arundhati Roy, James Baldwin, Edwidge Danticat, and Edward Said. The collection is leavened with humor from Kate Clinton, Will Durst, Michael Feldman, and Molly Ivins, and graced by poems from such writers as Mahmoud Darwish, Rita Dove, Martín Espada, Maxine Kumin, Adrienne Rich, and Sandra Cisneros. Fascinating interviews bring readers into conversations with prominent cultural figures, including Chuck D, the Dalai Lama, Allen Ginsberg, Amy Goodman, Harold Pinter, Patti Smith, Susan Sarandon, and Yevgeny Yevtushenko.

Eminently browsable, this book is for anyone concerned with American democracy, the global community, and the perils of the planet. With contributions by actors and Supreme Court justices, comedians and Nobel Prize winners, Democracy in Print offers all readers nourishing food for thought.

A sampling of voices included in DEMOCRACY IN PRINT:

Jane Addams
Hanan Ashrawi
James Baldwin
Philip Berrigan
Hugo Black
George Carlin
Helen Caldicott
Noam Chomsky
Chuck D
The Dalai Lama
Edwidge Danticat
Mahmoud Darwish
William O. Douglas
Rita Dove
Theodore Dreiser
Barbara Ehrenreich
Martín Espada
Senator Russ Feingold
John Kenneth Galbraith
Eduardo Galeano
Allen Ginsberg
Sam Hamill
Jim Hightower
Molly Ivins
June Jordan
Murray Kempton
Martin Luther King Jr.
Huey Long
Bill Moyers
Ralph Nader
Gaylord Nelson
Sister Helen Prejean
Adrienne Rich
Arundhati Roy
Bertrand Russell
Edward Said
Susan Sarandon
Upton Sinclair
Patti Smith
I. F. Stone
Norman Thomas
Leo Tolstoy
Alice Walker
Paul Wellstone
Kurt Vonnegut
Yevgeny Yevtushenko
Howard Zinn


Matthew Rothschild is editor of The Progressive magazine and host of Progressive Radio, a weekly public affairs program syndicated nationally. He is author of the book You Have No Rights: Stories of America in an Age of Repression.

Additional information

The Progressive Movement, Then and Now
100th Anniversary Conference
Madison, Wisconsin  
May 1-2, 2009

Join Robert Redford, Senator Russ Feingold, Representative Tammy Baldwin, Howard Zinn, Cindy Sheehan, Jim Hightower, Barbara Ehrenreich, Katrina vanden Heuvel, Chuck D, Senator George McGovern, John Nichols, Robert McChesney, Adolph Reed, Martín Espada, Michael Feldman, Susan Douglas, Dave Zirin, Will Durst, Ruth Conniff, Elizabeth DiNovella, Amitabh Pal, Matthew Rothschild, …and many more! For more information, please visit

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