Forgive Us Our Spins: Michael Moore and the Future of the Left

Seas of ink have been spilled on the subject of the marginality of the American left. But Michael Moore is anything but marginal. He has gained a level of household recognition that Noam Chomsky and Howard Zinn can only dream of. By playing a skilful double game – straddling the political and pop culture arenas – Moore has evolved into an instantly recognisable brand, much like Martha Stewart and Oprah Winfrey. The same can be said of no other left-wing activist in the world.

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