Taking On the Establishment
In The Uprising: An Unauthorized Tour of the
Populist Revolt Scaring Wall Street andWashington,
he traces American populism from the 19th century through Ned Lamont’s 2006
campaign for the U.S. Senate (for whom Sirota served as a top aide). He goes on
to highlight the resurgence of populism today, both nationally and locally. His
research involved traveling across the country to unearth several grassroots
organizations setting out to challenge the status quo: from the Minutemen in
will be the featured guest at the Milwaukee Press Club’s Newsmaker Luncheon at
noon on Tuesday, June 17, at
Though the luncheon is open to the public, preregistration and prepayment are required and can be done online at www.milwaukeepressclub.org or by calling (262) 894-2224.
Whether it’s a search for self-awareness or merely the result of an unhealthy self-absorption, many of us consult the cryptic calculations of horoscopes, the rose-tinted recollections of our parents or the “unbiased” opinions of our friends in order to glean a better understanding of who we are and how we came to be that way.
When author and academic Sonya Huber found herself covertly stealing off to activist meetings with her newborn baby in tow, she turned to a rather unlikely source to explain her anti-establishment appetites: her long-dead grandfather. Rather than ingesting the prejudices harbored against him, she decided to go beyond the cloud of disrepute that surrounded him and reveal an ardent socialist committed to surviving and stealthily opposing the status quo of Nazi Germany. She comes to Broad Vocabulary on Wednesday, June 18, at 7 p.m. to talk about her new book, Opa Nobody.