Things and people are generally defined by their contradictions. This is especially true of Casper the Friendly Ghost. Indeed, one of the contradictions is right in the title. Ghosts are generally scary. Casper is a ghost who is friendly. Our goal is to illuminate the dialectics of Casper, and determine what the primary contradiction driving his personal growth is.
Every socialist has a responsibility to take seriously the way forward for the workers' movements. Thinking about strategy requires information and critical reflection. To that end, we welcome you to the inaugural issue of New Kentucky, the newsletter of the Lexington Democratic Socialists of America.
On July 20, 1969, one month before Woodstock and the very day Neil Armstrong would make the first successful moonwalk, a young white guy in a denim work coat, sunglasses, and beret took the stage at the Black Panther Party’s National Conference For A United Front Against Fascism in Oakland California. His name was Bill Fesperman, but he went by Preacherman among his comrades.