Holy Ghost of Tom Joad

  I love The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. When I taught American Heritage at BYU and BYU-Idaho, I enjoyed showing the movie version. The Grapes of Wrath is a very important work of literature within the American social justice tradition. The film, and the book even more so, strongly portrays the devastating impact […]

“Look in their eyes ma, You’ll see me” #hymnsofsocialjustice

Bruce Springsteen is teaming up with Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello to release a new album called “High Hopes,” it will be out in January of 2014. The new album will include some classic rock and roll numbers and covers of some of Springsteen’s previously recorded songs with he and Morello performing them […]