Monthly Archives: October 2014

The Internet’s Own Boy (2014)

On January 11, 2013, a 26-year-old computer programmer, hacker and Internet activist named Aaron Swartz was found dead in his Brooklyn apartment by his girlfriend Taren Stinebrickner-Kauffman. Swartz, who was under indictment by indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of wire fraud, computer fraud, unlawfully obtaining information from a protected computer and recklessly […]

The Battle of Perth Amboy (1923)

In spite of the work of Howard Zinn and James Lowen, and in spite of the way Leo Tolstoy argued that “kings and generals are history’s slaves,” history almost always focuses on great men. It’s not difficult to understand why. Drama is an organizing principle. It puts a human face on dry facts and statistics. […]