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3/14 at 7:30pm: Anatole Dolgoff / Left of the Left @ Loyola University (NOLA)

Posted on February 22nd, 2017 in Events

ANATOLE DOLGOFF speaks on his new book, Left of the Left: My Memories of Sam Dolgoff.

Sam Dolgoff (1902–1990) was a house painter by trade and an activist in the Industrial Workers of the World since the early 1920s. He was a key figure in American anarchism and radical labor history, and published books on the Spanish and Cuban Revolutions and a major Bakunin anthology. This instant classic of radical history, written with passion and humor by his son, conjures images of a lost New York City, its immigrant and working-class neighborhoods, and the blurred lines dividing proletarian and intellectual culture.

” Sam Dolgoff was a mythic figure in a certain corner of the radical left … and his son, Anatole, has written a wise and beautiful book about him.”  Paul Berman, author of A Tale of Two Utopias

“If you want to read the god-honest and god-awful truth about being a radical in twentieth-century America, drop whatever you’re doing, pick up this book, and read it. Pronto! If you’re not crying within five pages, you might want to check whether you’ve got a heart and a pulse.” Peter Cole, author of Wobblies on the Waterfront

Anatole Dolgoff was born and raised among the Wobblies and anarchists of the latter two-thirds of the twentieth century. He was for many years an Associate Professor of Physics at CUNY and is currently Professor of Geology at the Pratt Institute.

This event is sponsored by the Twomey Center for Peace Through Justice. For further information please contact John Clark at or 504-920-6523.