I caught a truly crass review by Stefan Beck in the March New Criterion of a Judi Bari (Earth First) bio. Trying to prove your conservative cred to your superiors with your sneers, Stefan?
Here's some of what he said:
"Being tear-gassed was 'profound.' During her brief career as a postal worker, she was disgruntled. She wrote folk songs. Not even a capable and decorous biographer can rescue her from self-caricature."
Oh, I don't know. It sounds to me like Judi Bari was a human being who pushed herself into the pains and contradictions of life, trying to make a difference on this planet. The passion Beck knocks is what gives our short lives meaning. The alternative is to be walking dead robots passing through this civilization in unquestioning straight lines. Yes, Bari was an "activist." She was a person it would've been interesting to know.