US politics

Doug Henwood dhenwood at
Mon Mar 6 14:32:34 PST 2000

David Dorkin wrote:

>Hi Doug
>I was wondering if you could give any insight into the mindset of Reich
>and other relatively intelligent mainstream or liberal political and
>economic commentators; is Reich for example, any more insightful in
>private than in public and is he aware of your work and heterodox work
>in general?
>Same questions regarding Kuttner and any others you can think of. Come
>to think of it, whom would you consider to be interesting mainstream
>people who may be more progressive or insightful than most working in
>journalism, business and public affairs (i.e. not in overtly progressive
>of heterodox groups) or even closet radicals.

There are a few left-liberals and radicals scattered about the mainstream and business press (Biz Week, WSJ, FT), but not very many, as far as I can tell. I don't really know what Reich or Kuttner think in private. Both seem like decent folks whose heart is in the right place but fatally compromised by their links to the Dems.


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