One distinctive thing about Zimmerman’s personal story is the fact that he chose to live his life as a full time ‘troublemaker’ (committed leftwing activist), abandoning his extremely promising career as a creative and recognized scientist. He got his PhD in psychology at the University of Chicago in 1967, based on path breaking research on brain function in sleep, and gave up his academic career even though he had every expectation of continuing achievement. Why and how he made this life change reveals a lot about the society of that time—and now—so I hope we can delve into this dimension of his experience.
|By: Richard Flacks Sunday June 26, 2011 1:59 pm|
|By: Peterr Saturday March 12, 2011 9:00 am|
Back in 2007, NYU professor Jay Rosen held up FDL’s coverage of the Scooter Libby trial as an example of great journalism, and he warned traditional media folks to “make room for FDL in your own ideas about what’s coming on, news-wise.”
Four years later, it sure looks like the good professor knew what he was talking about, doesn’t it?
|By: Gregg Levine Thursday July 22, 2010 11:14 am|
Have just landed in the convention center for this panel/training session: Covering Congress: The Art of Insider Citizen Reporting THURSDAY, JULY 22ND 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM TRAINING, MIRANDA 7 We all know about the infamous “Beltway Bubble” and the information divide between political professionals and the rest of us. That divide is not, however, [...]
|By: masaccio Sunday May 31, 2009 10:30 am|
Being spectacularly wrong about equity markets is not enough to disqualify James K. Glassman from getting a spot in the New York Times to be spectacularly wrong about credit markets.
|By: A Siegel Wednesday November 26, 2008 4:00 pm|
Whether from recession, prices, or otherwise, Americans are using less energy — gas use fell off earlier this year (although the 50% drop in prices will likely see that trend reversed) and it looks that electricity use is falling across the nation. Is this something bad? Good? And, what might it mean?