Public Enemy. It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back. (Def Jam/Columbia, 1988.)


Pump Up the Volume. Directed by Allan Moyle. (New Line Cinema, 1990.)22


Ted Rall. Revenge of the Latchkey Kids. (Workman Publishing Company, 1998.)


The Replacements. Pleased to Meet Me. (Sire, 1987.)23


Rius. Marx for Beginners. Translated by Richard Appignanesi. (Pantheon Books, 1976.)24


The Rolling Stone Illustrated History of Rock & Roll. Edited by Jim Miller. (Random House, 1976/1980.)25


The Rolling Stones. “Jumpin’ Jack Flash.” On Singles Collection - The London Years. (London, 1968/1989.)



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22 Hard Harry: “You ever get the feeling that everything in America is completely fucked up?”


23 A) “want it in writing / I owe you nothing.” B) “‘whatcha gonna do with your life’ / nuthin!” C) “never mind / all over but the shouting / just a waste of time.” D) “yesterday was there’s to say / this is their world and their time / but if tonight belongs to you / tomorrow’s mine.”


24 In 1987 as a senior economics major at the University of North Dakota, I wrote my final paper in Econ 400 (The History of Economic Thought) on Marxist economics. Writing the final paper meant meeting with the professor for a half-hour conference in his office prior to starting your paper. The professor (I forget his name) recommended some books, talked a little about Marxism, then began talking about current Marxist regimes. This led to his talking about Chinese beer. I fessed up that I was mainly a Schmidt drinker. He thought Schmidt was great, and agreed with me that Corona was mainly preppie piss. Soon enough, my half hour-plus was over - fifteen minutes on Marx, twenty on beer. In my paper I quoted Springsteen, Megadeth, and U2 lyrics. I got an A. (See footnote #16 above.)


25 See footnote #2 above.