We're pleased to announce that Lefties Are In Their Right Minds was published by Half-Moon Foundation, Inc. on May 18, 2009.
The book is available now from Amazon.com.
With a re-introduction to Corliss Lamont's 1939 book, You Might Like Socialism, Lefties Are In Their Right Minds includes comments and updating on the original 1939 work, contrasting the sociopolitical situation then with the sociopolitical situation now, with a special emphasis on economics and the needs of ordinary people.
The book examines the subjects of left-of-center thought, democracy, centralized economic planning, the economic causes of war and the cure for war, radicalism, humanism, and how everyone can live well in these financially troubling times.
Title: Lefties Are In Their Right Minds
Author: Beth K. Lamont
Publisher: Half-Moon Foundation, Inc.
Publisher's Address: 116 Hawkes Avenue, Ossining, NY 10562-2006 USA
Publication Date: May 18, 2009
Country of Publication: United States of America
Copyright Holder: Beth K. Lamont
Format: Trade Paperback
Page Size: 5.5 inches wide by 8.5 inches high
Page Count: 456, illustrated with photographs
Language: American English
Category: Political Science / Economics
List Price: $24.95 USA / $34.95 Canada / £18.50 NET UK
ISBN: 978-0-578-00782-3 (9780578007823)
Author's Synopsis: This newly issued work brings to light historical information regarding the original ideal of Socialism, and how subsequent efforts and world events affected its development and its potential to spread like wildfire. This is a worthwhile read, written from the perspective of an insider who benefited from being a child of Wall Street and who learned early on of its harm to working class Americans.
About the Author: Beth K. Lamont, an essayist and wife of the late Dr. Corliss Lamont, is an Executive Board member of and a Program Director for the Humanist Society of Metropolitan New York, the Corliss Lamont Chapter of the American Humanist Association, and is an initiator of the AHA's Humanist Advocate Program. She was Chair of AHA's Chapter Assembly and also served as the AHA's NGO Representative to the UN. She is a Humanist Chaplain and officiates wedding ceremonies in New York City. She has been involved with matters Humanistic for most of her years.
About the Publisher: Half-Moon Foundation, Inc. is an organization incorporated in the state of New York in 1979 that was formed by the late Dr. Corliss Lamont, author, philosopher, philanthropist, poet, and educator, to promote enduring international peace, support for the United Nations, the conservation of our country's natural environment, and to safeguard and extend civil liberties as guaranteed under the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
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Audio Promo: Here's an audio promo for Lefties Are In Their Right Minds by Beth K. Lamont recorded in New York on October 22, 2008 for use by WBAI-FM Pacifica radio.
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Audio Interview: Here's a special long-form version of an interview that aired on WBAI FM radio in New York on January 25, 2009 in which Beth Lamont was invited to discuss the relevance of her new book, Lefties Are In Their Right Minds. The interviewer, Barry F. Seidman, is a Humanist cohort who is Executive Producer and Host of the Equal Time For Freethought program that is heard regularly on WBAI every Tuesday night at 10:00 PM Eastern Time.
The discussion covered current events and historical Humanism and just about everything in between. A shorter version of the interview was published in Podcast form on the Humanvalues Weblog at https://www.humanvalues.net/blog/?p=38. The longer version below includes topics not covered in the shorter, edited version on the blog.
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Author Contact Information:
Telephone: +1 (914) 588-5284
Lefties Are In Their Right Minds is also available in the form of a freely downloadable Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF) file. This file is suitable for on-screen viewing as well as printing.
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Lefties Are In Their Right Minds - Part Two was published in eBook form only by Half-Moon Foundation, Inc. on October 23, 2012. This file can be freely downloaded via the link below.
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An update entitled "Newest Introduction, April 1, 2016, to Lefties Are In Their Right Minds!" is also available for free download in PDF format.
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