The most thoroughly researched profile of Joe Bageant is in the current issue of The Baffler, a high quality print and online magazine. It is titled “Toxically Pure: Joe Bageant drops out”, written by John Lingan, and is several thousands words over 14 pages, including photographs not previously published.
The article is now available to the magazine’s subscribers only, but The Baffler’s editors have said it will be available online to the public in about a month. Or, you could subscribe. Here’s the link:
Hard copies of The Baffler magazine should also be available in better bookstores.
John Lingan says in an email: “I’m happy to report this is by far the longest, most heavily researched article on Joe ever published, drawing on more than a dozen interviews and some of his lesser-known writing from Idaho, Boulder, Belize, and Mexico. It also contains a few never-published photos. I'm hoping to expand this article into a book chapter, so if you notice any factual errors or you remember something that might be of use in that format, please be in touch and let me know.”
John welcomes email about his profile of Joe Bageant. “I'm still open to any other angles or memories from people who knew him, even online."
John Lingan’s email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Another side of Joe Bageant, before the socialist redneck emerged. In 1992, Joe was living in Oregon and he took a group of kids to meet candidate Bill Clinton.
-- Ken Smith