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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).
  • ''No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.''
    Barbara Ehrenreich (b. 1941), U.S. author, columnist. "Family Values," The Worst Years of Our Lives (1991).
  • ''Exercise is the yuppie version of bulimia.''
    Barbara Ehrenreich (b. 1941), U.S. author, columnist. (First published 1985). "Food Worship," The Worst Years of Our Lives (1991).
  • ''That's free enterprise, friends: freedom to gamble, freedom to lose. And the great thing—the truly democratic thing about it—is that you don't even have to be a player to lose.''
    Barbara Ehrenreich (b. 1941), U.S. author, columnist. "How You Can Save Wall Street," The Worst Years of Our Lives (first publ. 1988, 1991).
  • ''Natural selection, as it has operated in human history, favors not only the clever but the murderous.''
    Barbara Ehrenreich (b. 1941), U.S. author, columnist. "Iranscam: Oliver North and the Warrior Caste," The Worst Years of Our Lives (1991).
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