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Joe's Essays

Below is a linked list of all online essays by Joe Bageant. 

December 2010

Algorithms and Red Wine
October 2010

Understanding America's Class System
August 2010

Waltzing at the Doomsday Ball
July 2010 

Live from Planet Norte
June 2010 

Lost on the Fearless Plain
May 2010 

Cantina Tolteca
March 2010 

From Wall Street to Skank Street
March 2010 

Moon Over Gringo Gulch
March 2010

Round Midnight: Tortillas and the Corporate State
February 2010 

The Annotated Obama
January 2010 

Bass Boats and Queer Marriage
January 2010 

Taking Tea with the Lizards
January 2010 

The Devil and Mr. Obama
December 2009

The Iron Cheer of Empire
October 2009 

Obama's Fight for Reform
August 2009 

How much freedom can one man stand?
August 2009 

The Entertainment Value of Snuffing Grandma
August 2009

Corporations Are Now After Our Very Beings
August 2009 

A Yard Sale in Chernobyl
August 2009 

The Bastards Never Die
July 2009 

America's White Underclass
July 2009 

Worker rights: No balls, no gains
June 2009 

Escape from the Zombie Food Court
April 2009 

Skinny Dipping in Reality
February 2009 

A Commodity Called Misery
February 2009 

North Toward Home
January 2009 

The Sucker Bait Called Hope
November 2008 

The Audacity of Depression
April 2008

Nine Billion Little Feet
February 2008

Crime, Punishment and the Efficacy of Pigs
January 2008

Getting Out the Bling Vote
January 2008

To the Princes of Gringolia
October 2007

Family and Dignity During Hurricane Dean
August 2007

The Great American Media Mind Warp
July 2007

The Ants of Gaia
July 2007

Smirking Allies: Nazi Brown and Kevlar Black
June 2007

Recruiting Trench Liberals and Leftnecks
June 2007

Dead Man Shopping
June 2007

Ghosts of Tim Leary and Hunter Thompson
May 2007

Rising Above Politics
April 2007

Redneck Liberation Theology
April 2007

Three Nights in Philly
pril 2007

A Feral Dog Howls in Harvard Yard
April 2007

In the Reign of the One-nutted King
March 2007

Escape from America
February 2007

Dispatch from the Chinese Landfill
January 2007

Somewhere a Banker Smiles
December 2006

Pissing in the Liberal Punchbowl Again
November 2006

Madmen and Sedatives: Inside the Iron Theater
September 2006

Roy's People
September 2006

Adam Smith Meets Cousin Ronnie's Boy
July 2006

The Beauty of the System
July 2007

Contemplations from the Cheap Beer Zone
July 2006

Thank Heaven for 7-Eleven
June 2006

Under the Blue Mango
May 2006

Springtime in the Republic of Larry
April 2006

Welcome to Middle-Class Lockdown
February 2006

Goodbye Terry Gross, We Niver Knew Ye
January 2006

Revenge of the Mutt People
January 2006

The Simulacran Republic
December 2005

What the 'Left Behind' Series Really Means
December 2005

One Last Kick at Liberal Dogs
May 2005

Free People Do Bad Things
May 2005

Carpooling with Adolf Eichmann
May 2005

Back to the Ancient Future
April 2005

The Onion Eater
April 2005

Let's Drink to the Slobbering Classes
April 2005

In Praise of Holy Madness
April 2005

Finding Jesus at the Cracker Barrel
March 2005

A Republic of Pickle Vendors
March 2005

It Ain't Easy Being White
March 2005

Poor, White and Pissed
February 2005

Drink, Pray, Fight, Fuck
January 2005

A Mean and Unholy Ditch
January 2005

Dining With the Rhinos
December 2004

Hung Over in the End Times
November 2004

Lafayette Park Blues
October 2004

Karaoke Night in George Bush's America
September 2004

Driving on the Bones of God
August 2004

Cranky Reflections on the Fourth of July
July 2004

Is Our President a Wackjob?
July 2004

Sons of a Laboring God
June 2004

Mash Note for the 'Girl with the Leash'
June 2004

The Covert Kingdom
May 2004

Staring Down the Jackals
May 2004

John Ashcroft, Keep Your Mouth Off My Wife!
May 2004

Sleepwalking to Fallujah
April 2004

Howling in the Belly of the Confederacy
March 2004