Saturday, September 6, 2008

Interesting reading

My friend Harry has posted a copy of the talk he gave at Finn Fest a few weeks ago on "Free Thought and Secularism in the Finnish Diaspora" on his Finn Labor web site. His talk covered a lot of territory -- immigrant history in the upper Midwest, religion, social and political movements (Socialism, utopian communities), the relationship between the church and the government in Finland both historically and today. Definitely worth reading by anyone who has any connection with Finland or Finnish heritage, or is simply interested in social and labor history.

Harry's memoirs are well worth reading, too. He's led an interesting life as an activist, as a writer, and as an actor.


  1. will try and find the time to check him up to my ass in alligators today..i love reading history...

  2. Twas me sweet Nan that left the Mudflats comment on Granny's blog along with a few dozen others blogs and websites.
    I am so addicted, I find myself sneaking in here just to see if anything new has been added.

    Yes, Jesus was a Community Organizer and
    Pontius Pilate was a Governor!

  3. I have lead an interesting life as.... well me.

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