"The stuff that hasn’t been public, or at least is tough to find, makes the book worthwhile."
SOURCE: The Baffler
The historian Noel Ignatiev's memoirs offer insight into the labor roots of his radical politics.
by Vaughn Davis Bornet
Image via Shutterstock.Let’s fantasize for a moment. That book draft, the one calling on you to sacrifice so much, is on the verge of being finished. Hooray! But wait: shouldn’t there be a dedication -- to somebody or something? Researching and writing it was a highly personal act; nobody would blame you if you think, “The act of creation is mine -- all mine." The moment is one for euphoria! Every author owes a debt to somebody. ... If you believe the final product turned out, well, brilliantly, maybe it’s dedication time.
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