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Ellie Hakim

Ellie Hakim’s Letters from the New Left, cont…

Over two years ago I wrote here about Ellie Hakim, one of the unsung yet formidable founders of Studies on the Left, perhaps the leading journal of the American New Left. I had spent some time at the Wisconsin Historical Society in Madison looking at the Studies papers and came away super impressed by Hakim’s behind-the-scenes contributions to the journal. She was a particularly eloquent letter-writer. Indeed, her intelligence, wit, and, for lack of a better word, humanity jumped off the page of her letters. The best part of that post is found in the comments section, where two of Read more