Absolute Divergence


Fifth Estate # Daily Barbarian Number 2

Franklin Rosemont Daily Barbarian Number 2 Fifth Estate #316, Spring 1984, Vol. 19 No. 1 NOTE: The following piece by Franklin Rosemont is an expurgated version of the first section of his manifesto: The Crisis of the Imagination. It originally’ …

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We know the Wolves are On our Side


Fifth Estate # 365, Summer, 2004

This is an excerpt from a 2003 essay, “Surrealism & Wilderness” that is included in Rosemont’s anthology Revolution in the Service of the Marvelous: Surrealist Contributions to the Critique of Miserabilism (Chicago: Charles H. Kerr Publishing Company, 2004).

Red In More Ways Than One


Fifth Estate # 370, Fall 2005

Throughout U.S. history, the lives and struggles of Native Americans have been disregarded and disdained by the white, middle-class, christian, capitalist, Nature-despising national Establishment. Sadly, the disregarders and disdainers also included the great majority of socialists, communists, anarchists, trade-unionists and …

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Carlos Cortez


Fifth Estate # 368-369, Spring-Summer, 2005

Poet, revolutionary, artist–an inspiration to three generations of radicals in the struggle for a better world–Carlos Cortez died in his sleep at his home in Chicago on January 18, after an illness that had long confined him to a wheelchair; …

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