Raw, adjective: 8. brutally harsh or unfair: a raw deal.

Barbara Ehrenreich's got a new book.

You know her from the best-seller, "Nickel and Dimed," or if you've got any interest in the sociology of labor or the politics of work and gender, you've heard her name repeatedly. Ehrenreich's one of the most well-known public intellectuals out there, a social critic with a real following. Her sharp, satirical perspective is infused with a heavy Marxian legacy. Which is, of course, why I love her.

So read her new work. It's quick but biting. "This Land is Their Land: Reports from a Divided Nation" hits on everything from BushCo to the religious right to social welfare to Home Depot to university administrators' salaries. Richard Horan reviewed it in Sunday's Chron. Check it out.

'This Land is Their Land' - a wake-up scream (SF Chron)


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