Scott Christianson

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Scott Christianson is an award-winning writer, journalist, filmmaker and activist who moved to Great Barrington in 2012. He is the author of more than a dozen books and hundreds of articles for The Nation, The New York Times, Washington Post and other publications. He lives with his wife, Tamar Gordon, an anthropololgist, and their son Jonah Christianson, a retired wrestler.

Articles by Scott Christianson

A bad hair day for N.Y. Rep. John Faso

Sunday, 26 Mar 2017 - March 24 may be the date that made him a one-term Congressman. With his abrupt decision to support the American Health Care Act, the freshman Republican congressman from Kinderhook engaged in a stunning series of betrayals.

Julian Bond and W.E.B. Du Bois

Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 - Civil rights activist Julian Bond died August 15, at the age of 75. In 1969, he delivered the keynote speech at the dedication of the W.E.B. Du Bois homesite in Great Barrington.

When Du Bois lived here

Monday, 20 Jul 2015 - Du Bois stands as a towering figure in American history. A product of the local public school, from which he was the first black graduate of the high school, and a fixture of several local institutions, his legacy here has nevertheless triggered debates.

How’s the Confederate Flag a “State” issue?

Sunday, 21 Jun 2015 - Over time, racism has proved hard to eradicate and the Republican Party has done a 180 and increasingly resorted to countenancing and upholding white supremacy as a means of gaining political power.

Our very own Mass. imprisonment

Monday, 23 Jun 2014 - Prison reform in the age of our own Mass. imprisonment has become a low-priority issue for today’s brand of timid political activists, who often seem more concerned about their own comfort than they are about the greater good of the society.

Du Bois comes home from the grave

Tuesday, 20 May 2014 - For unknown reasons, Yolande’s grave was left without a headstone. Her grandchildren were unaware of where she was buried, until her grandson Arthur McFarlane II was informed of it during a visit in 2012.