Scholars

399: Frances Fox Piven

Esteemed as both a scholar and an activist, she’s spent nearly ninety years working for social justice, if you count her first few years, and I do: when she was four, she had a clear (and unpopular) position on the Soviet-Finnish war. She’s since revised it. Continuous rethinking—the mark of the true intellectual.

Person: her father
Place: LaGuardia Airport
Thing: her miniskirts
Randy’s Thing: Franklin’s fur hat

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