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Barbara Ehrenreich


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Barbara Ehrenreich (born August 26, 1941) is an American feminist, democratic socialist, and political activist who describes herself as "a myth buster by trade", and has been called "a veteran muckraker" by The New Yorker. During the 1980s and early 1990s she was a prominent figure in the Democratic Socialists of America. She is a widely-read and award-winning columnist and essayist, and author ... more »

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  • ''It is the marketplace that calls most clearly for men to be softer, more narcissistic and receptive, and the new man is the result.''
    Barbara Ehrenreich (b. 1941), U.S. author, columnist. repr. In The Worst Years of Our Lives (1991). "At Last, a New Man," New York Times (1984).
  • If that's how it all started, then we might as well face the fact that what's left out there is a great deal of shrapnel and a whole bunch of cinders (one of which is, fortunately, still hot enough an...
    Barbara Ehrenreich (b. 1941), U.S. author, columnist. (First published 1986). "Blocking the Gates to Heaven," The Worst Years of Our Lives (1991). ...
  • In sci-fi convention, life-forms that hadn't developed space travel were mere prehistory—horse-shoe crabs of the cosmic scene—and something of the humiliation of being stuck on a provincial ...
    Barbara Ehrenreich (b. 1941), U.S. author, columnist. "Blocking the Gates to Heaven," The Worst Years of Our Lives (1986, repr. 1991).
  • There seems to be no stopping drug frenzy once it takes hold of a nation. What starts with an innocuous HUGS, NOT DRUGS bumper sticker soon leads to wild talk of shooting dealers and making urine test...
    Barbara Ehrenreich (b. 1941), U.S. author, columnist. "Drug Frenzy," The Worst Years of Our Lives (1988, repr. 1991).
  • In economics, we borrowed from the Bourbons; in foreign policy, we drew on themes fashioned by the nomad warriors of the Eurasian steppes. In spiritual matters, we emulated the braying intolerance of ...
    Barbara Ehrenreich (b. 1941), U.S. author, columnist. "Family Values," The Worst Years of Our Lives (1991). of the "traditional values" adopted by...
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