In September of 2020, the United States government issued a new wave of economic sanctions aimed against the Republic of Cuba. In this latest escalation, the administration has once again made clear their intent to annihilate Cuban sovereignty, Cuban socialism, and to terrorize the nation’s millions of inhabitants.
When the powerful forces controlling the publishing industry maintain they’re looking for novels and memoirs between 60,000 and 80,000 words, it’s a natural outcome that a huge percentage of books are 250–300 pages long. In a better world, they would probably be shorter. *Down Below* by the late surrealist artist Leonora Carrington bucks that trend with a spare and efficient central text less than 70 pages long.
Last week, DSA member and Jefferson County School Board Vice Chair Chris Kolb published a provocative proposal in the Courier-Journal: "No one has any idea what Democrats stand for. Democrats don’t seem to be fighting for anything in particular. Democrats offer no vision of a better Kentucky. But according to the Democrats, it’s always the voters who fail them as opposed to the other way around."
On October 8, Senator Mike Lee tweeted the following: “We’re not a democracy.” Senator Lee, in this particular case, is correct. The Constitutional Convention of 1787 intended the United States to be a nondemocratic republic which would protect the interests of a very small group of people over the majority of the citizenry.