People have questioned how I can publicly support candidates who are running against each other. I do this because supporting a candidate influences civic life in broader ways than simply trying to pick a winner. In a country where much of the mass media declare as legitimate only the landscape between the center and the right, supporting two candidates who represent the center and the left enlarges the range of the public debate and the ideas and options presented to the voter. Read the full column here.
Peter gives an overview of the book:
After graduating from Grinnell College with a bachelor’s degree in English literature in 1964, and despite having been accepted at the prestigious Writer’s Workshops in Iowa, Coyote moved to the West Coast to pursue a master’s degree in creative writing at San Francisco State...