Mark T. Harris has contributed to Utne, Dissent, Z, The Oregonian, and other publications. He is a featured contributor to "The Flexible Writer," fourth edition, by Susanna Rich (Allyn & Bacon/Longman, 2003); and "Guide to College Reading," sixth edition, by Kathleen McWhorter (Addison-Wesley, 2003). For several years he was the Choice Books columnist for Chicago's Conscious Choice magazine.
This essay was previously published on Rebelle Society. Wild things happen in the summer fields. Wild flowers grow and ladybugs flitter and the sky burns bright blue. Today, scattered swells of white clouds loom in one California field nearly straight… Read More ›
This essay was previously published on Rebelle Society. Outside, the fast-moving clouds are breaking as the soft morning light falls over the grass and trees and old courtyard buildings that line the street. I crack the window open for the… Read More ›
Published on Common Dreams (Jan. 24, 2017). As someone once said, a lie can travel halfway around the world before the truth puts its boots on. In the 2016 presidential election, right-wing billionaire Donald Trump’s lies may have carried him… Read More ›
As the Obama presidency draws to a close, I repost this early article on his political rise from the August-September 2008 issue of the South African magazine, Amandla! This review, co-written with my friend and collaborator Carl Finamore, focuses largely on… Read More ›