By Charles Dickens, Christopher Hitchens
American Notes is the interesting go back and forth magazine of 1 of nineteenth-century America's so much celebrated viewers: Charles Dickens. a full of life chronicle of his five-month journey round the usa in 1842, the e-book documents the author's adventures traveling by means of steamboat and stagecoach, in addition to his impressions of every little thing from faculties and prisons to desk manners and slavery. greater than a travelogue, it's also a major discourse at the personality and associations of a tender democracy. Dickens distrusted a lot of what he observed, and he wrote so frankly that the hot York usher in brushed off the paintings as 'the essence of balderdash.' on reflection, American Notes might be learn because the account of a demanding expedition from which Dickens emerged, either emotionally and politically, a replaced guy. With a brand new creation by means of Christopher Hitchens.
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Although some readers may find it difficult to sympathize with the labor problems of professional football players, many of whom have multimillion-dollar contracts and bloated bonus packages, their lesson of solidarity should not be a wasted one. After all, if high-paid athletes understand the need to team together for their workplace rights, shouldn’t nine-to-five working Americans feel the same? For the average worker, however, there is neither a prime-time television audience to hear our grievances, nor dedicated arbitrators fighting in our corner.
Is to give society a chance of controlling the energies let loose by science and technology. ”115 Relying on labor unions in their present form to tame the best of the modern corporation is simply wishful thinking. Yet, the American people need some sort of democratic representation inside the walls of the corporate fortress or they will be oppressed at every opportunity. A person need not be a Marxist to understand a very simple universal truth: Without vibrant representation in the workplace, the individuals at the top of the corporate pyramid will exploit the people below them in the eternal quest for greater profit.
So the question remains: How do we take on corporate power as proud individuals without losing our basic freedoms in the process? The way to square this circle of taming corporate power is to allow for more democracy, not less, inside the corporate fortress. Predictably, corporate power will be fighting against such a “radical” proposal behind closed doors, and this betrays its anti-democratic credentials from the start. Such a call to action must have the strong support of our government representatives, which won’t be easy given their craven devotion to their corporate paymasters.