Ron Jacobs

Ron Jacobs is the author of Daydream Sunset: Sixties Counterculture in the Seventies published by CounterPunch Books. His latest offering is a pamphlet titled Capitalism: Is the Problem.  He lives in Vermont. He can be reached at:

Desperation, Fear, Facebook and Hope, Always Hope

Supporting Militarism Will Not Bring Justice, Only Death

Why Spill Any Blood?

The Empyreal Horn of Wadada Leo Smith

Queen Victoria’s Goddaughter

NATO and Its Assimilation of Europe

When the University was Antiwar

Calling for More War is Not a Desire for a Just Peace

An Antiwar Primer

Fascism is a Movement, Not Just a Man

Imperial Idiocy’s Newest Battleground

The Ugly Marriage of Postmodernism and Neoliberalism

I’m Reckoning on a Day of Reckoning

The Responsibility of the Intellectuals-Is It Still a Thing?

Close the Bases, Reduce US Wars Abroad

Hunter S. Thompson: A Certain Type of Witness

Ukraine as Game Board

Peter Weiss and His Pièce de Résistance

Where Greed is a Virtue and Poverty Your Own Damn Fault

Me, Richard Nixon and the War on Drugs

Some Hazy Cosmic Jive

Intrepid Trips, Indeed

Ronnie Reagan Wasn’t Nice and He Wasn’t Santa Claus

Racism and Social Reform

Afghanistan: Washington’s Forty-Year Folly

The Orange Blossom Special Hits the Haight

US History and its Ugly Truth

A Land Where Justice is a Game

The Dead End of Public Transit for Profit

The Mystery to the Solution

J. Edgar and the Birth of US Counterterrorism

The Confederacy Votes for A White Supremacist—Is That News?

Mexico, US Imperialism and the Border

Checking in With Dave Zirin: Kaepernick, COVID and the MLB Playoffs

The American Way—2021

The Privatization of “Jihad”

Karachi: Dystopian Modernity?

Twentieth Century Europe: Revolution and Reaction

City Council Resolution to Support BDS Movement Fails in Burlington, VT

Nothing Good Came Out of It: 9/11 Twenty Years On

The Sixties, Hollywood, and One Man’s Consideration of the Curse of Vietnam

Walk of Life

Kabul’s Victors and the Vanquished

The Myth of the Atomic Genie

The Days of August, 1990

The Indian Nation and Its Borders

The Beast that Kills the Beauty

What’s a Left Wing to Do?

Sacrilege and Sanctity: Ishmael Reed and Henry Dumas

Rewriting History in the Land Called California