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Published by Nation Books (Amazon link):
DESERTER FROM DEATH: Dispatches from
Western Europe 1950-2000
a selection of Daniel Singer’s writing from his years
as a young correspondent for The Economist
through his decades at The Nation.
From Monthly Review Press:
…also available in French (Éditions Complexe):
À qui appartient l’avenir ? Pour une utopie réaliste
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The winner of the 2018 Daniel Singer Millennium Prize is Sarah Mason, a Lyft driver, DoorDasher, and graduate student studying platform-mediated labor at the University of California, Santa Cruz, for her article, “High score, low pay: why the gig economy loves gamification.” The $2,500 prize will be awarded at a foundation-sponsored panel at the Left Forum Conference, which will be held on June 28–30, 2019, in Long Island City, Brooklyn.
Daniel Singer was a man of the left who was a great optimist. He believed in the people’s taking control of their own lives and forging new truly democratic institutions that would introduce real social and economic justice. As a critic of Western capitalism and Eastern Stalinism, his analyses were based on deep knowledge and delivered with a biting sarcasm that evinced a thorough dislike of banal rhetoric. His final major work, Whose Millennium: Theirs or Ours, combined his two greatest qualities: his inspiring hopes and his astonishing ability to dissect the workings of power. His words are as fresh and exciting as they were when he wrote them, something only a very few topical journalists have ever accomplished. At his best, he is in the same class as John Reed and George Orwell.
The Daniel Singer Foundation is seeking an essay of no more than 5,000 words to address some aspect of the current scene in the spirit that Singer exemplified. The winner will receive a prize of $2,500. Please see our Statement of Principles. Essays may be submitted in English, Spanish or French and will be judged by an international panel of distinguished scholars and activists.
The deadline for submissions is December 31, 2019.
The Daniel Singer Millennium Prize Foundation
P.O. Box 2371, El Cerrito, CA 94530
Links to essays