Upton Sinclair and The Jungle

Random links to Upton Sinclair and The Jungle on the 100 year anniversary of the book publication of the novel. Links not screened for political quality:

The Ripple Effect
Huffington Post – New York,NY,USA
Upton Sinclair, who moved to LA and ran for governor (what kind of crazy writer does that?), for showing the power of the pen to change governments.

Popeye had it right
Boston Globe – United States
To be sure, the vegetables and fruits and meat we consume today are, overall, vastly safer than the putrid mess that the author Upton Sinclair exposed a

‘An Inconvenient Truth’
Rockbridge Weekly – Lexington,VA,USA
There is a great quote by Upton Sinclair on the film’s official web site: “It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends on his not understanding it 


E. coli hunt exposes gaps in safety system
Miami Herald – FL,USA
oversight of the rest of the food supply, has changed little since its creation a century ago following publication of The Jungle, Upton Sinclair’s expose of

Best to let bin Laden fade away
Akron Beacon Journal – Akron,OH,USA
My favorite book so far this year is a novel by Chris Bachelder called US The initials stand for Upton Sinclair, the American socialist writer best known for

Three influential Americans put heart above brain
Town Hall – Washington,DC,USA
Henry Ward Beecher, Upton Sinclair, Herbert Matthews: One a late 19th century pastor and orator, the second an early 20th century best-selling novelist, the
Eating Safely in the Jungle
Truth about Trade & Technology – Des Moine,IA,USA
This year happens to mark the 100th anniversary of the publication of The Jungle, the book by Upton Sinclair that is one of the best-known and most influential
Don’t Panic Over Spinach
Reason Online – Los Angeles,CA,USA
In 1900, six years before Upton Sinclair wrote his great muckraking book, The Jungle, about the filthy conditions in the meatpacking industry, the death rate

Cruel slaughter, JAMES ANDERSON, Concord – Letter
Concord Monitor – Concord,NH,USA
ne hundred years ago, social critic Upton Sinclair’s masterpiece The Jungle exposed the filthy conditions and cruel treatment of animals and workers in Chicago

Making news on Martha’s Vineyard
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
apologias for the American Institute of Meat Packers, which had been trying for over a decade to recover from the revelations in Upton Sinclair’s “The Jungle.”

Review: The Jungle A searing indictment of capitalism
Socialist Party – UK
IT IS 100 years ago since the publication of The Jungle by Upton Sinclair. His devastating exposé of the meat packing industry

Hog Hell
Yahoo! News – USA
The Nation — This year marks the hundredth anniversary of Upton Sinclair’s novel The Jungle. Its depiction of unchecked greed and

Los Angeles Times
The Register-Guard – Eugene,Oregon,USA
injustice. Consider the fiction of writers such as John Steinbeck and Upton Sinclair, what might be called social realism. Today

Amy Goodman Dinner-Lecture In Los Angeles
PCH Press – Malibu,CA,USA
carrying the great muckraking tradition of Upton Sinclair, George Seldes, and IF Stone into the electronic age. Goodman

New war and new judgments
Ottawa Sun – Ontario, Canada
Noam Chomsky, George Bernard Shaw, Graham Greene, Susan Sontag, Upton Sinclair, Theodore Dreiser, Jean-Paul Sartre: The story of how many intellectuals got it

Cross River Traffic by Chris Roberts (GRANTA £7.99)
Independent – London,England,UK
shoes wear out. Upton Sinclair was a prolific American author whose work usually advanced a socialist point of view. His most powerful

Wanted: One hero for the Left
Toronto Star – Ontario, Canada
by Chris Bachelder. What if Upton Sinclair was brought back to life? No, not the author of Babbitt and Main Street that was Sinclair Lewis.
See all stories on this topic

UPPIE REDUX?
New Yorker – United States
A hundred years ago, Upton Sinclair, the muckraker and socialist, brought out “The Jungle,” a sensationally grim expose of the noisome squalors and

Faith in spades
Guardian Unlimited – UK
by Chris Bachelder. I’ve never been able to eat a sausage since, at the age of 15, I read Upton Sinclair’s 1906 novel The Jungle.

Freetrade consequences
Diamondback Online – College Park,MD,USA
if any, breaks. These foreign Third World workers could literally be characters out of Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle. Many of these

Eco-Prisoner Chris McIntosh Interviews Derrick Jensen
Infoshop News – USA
There’s a great line by Upton Sinclair when he says, “It’s hard to make a man understand something when his job depends on him not understanding it”

N. Spencer, After Utopia. The Rise of Critical Space in Twentieth
Fabula – France
Nicholas Spencer argues that the radical American fiction of Jack London, Upton Sinclair, John Dos Passos, and Josephine Herbst reimagines the spatial concerns

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