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Intellectual Spaces and Modern Capitalism

Review by Robert J. Greene II, book review editor.Joshua Clark Davis has performed an admirable and necessary service in his new book, From Head Shops to Whole Foods. Here, he has written about one of the most important legacies of activism in the 1960s: the combination of activist politics with the entrepreneurial spirit. However, most of the subjects in Davis’ book did not see themselves as participating in capitalism. On the contrary—most of the founders of African American owned bookstores, feminist credit unions, head shops, and natural food groceries were all, to varying degrees, using their businesses for distinctly non-capitalist Read more