Convergence / Vol. 1 No. 1

Convergence 1: Fables of Freedom


the A-Line: a journal of progressive thought will highlight, by way of the feature called “Convergence,” problems for thought and practice at least monthly, beginning with the launch issue of the journal. We will regularly solicit short pieces of writing from several of our contributors, contributing editors, as well as guest contributors on a common thematic that “Convergence” will advance as the problem to be taken up.

The issues we’ll offer up for analysis (from fables of freedom to climate destruction) are central to the progressive ethos of the journal. We invite readers to return to this page regularly to select from incisive essays, 1000 words in length, that engage these matters with clarity and precision.


Passport to Freedom
By Hortense Spillers

Down Freedom Road
By Rich Blint

Fabulous Freedom and the Needful Now
By Christopher Winks

The Hudson River: An Autobiography
By Charles Frederick

Freedom’s Changing Shape
By Jim Merod

Our United Fates
By Charles Bernstein

Future Grotesque
By Jim Merod

Sketches toward an independence day poem
By Gale Jackson