Thursday, October 24, 2013

What the fast food workers' strikes mean

In a recent issue of the periodical The Right of Aesthetic Realism to Be Known, the editor, Ellen Reiss writes: "America’s fast-food workers, who have shown they can shut down, at least for a time, some mighty operations, are illustrating this statement by Eli Siegel: 'The whole purpose of history is to show that the greatest kindness is the greatest power.'"

And she shows that even though they are not yet unionized, these workers are acting like a union—they show that many people work together to have each individual person get what he or she deserves. I love the commentary by Ms. Reiss. I'll write soon about the lecture by Eli Siegel that is being serialized in this journal, on a subject dear to my (English teacher's) heart: romanticism.

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