Groucho (Jules Henry) Marx, the comedian who bred anarchy and tweaked the pretensions of upper-class society with his brothers, Chico and Harpo, was born in New York on this date in 1890. He made twenty-six movies, including thirteen with his brothers, and hosted the comic quiz show, “You Bet Your Life,” on radio and television. […]

Read More

Fascism: What It Isn’t and How Not To Fight It

by Mitchell Abidor Discussed in this essay: Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook by Mark Bray. Melville House, 2017, 259 pages.    MARK BRAY’S Antifa can perhaps be considered the definitive statement of the movement that leapt to the front page after the events in Charlottesville. Widely though not deeply researched, Bray’s book clearly lays out the historical […]

Read More