critical response

A brief response intending to clarify the purpose of From the Jaws of Victory and address some of the concerns raised by my critics.

Response To My Critics






  • Commentary by LeRoy Chatfield. A response to From the Jaws of Victory by an associate of Caesar Chavez.



  • Official Junta Release by the Brown Beret National Organization. A response to my article in the Los Angeles Times and a call for boycott. (9/27/2012)


  • Cesar Chavez, flawed hero of the fields by Matt Garcia in the Los Angeles Times. In this article I briefly discuss the importance of understanding the shortcomings of Chavez’s decision making in order understand the broader trajectory of the Union.  (9/25/2012)

I hope that over time this section will collect some of the more relevant digital sources concerning Chavez and the U.F.W.


  • The United Farm Workers Grape Strike and Boycott, 1965-1970: An Evaluation of the Culture of Poverty Theory. This link takes you to the most authoritative study of the boycott by scholar and UFW veteran, Jerry Brown.  Jerry is currently Founding Professor of the Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies (formerly the Department of Sociology and Anthropology) at Florida International University.  He was co-coordinator of the UFW boycott from 1966 to 1970.  He completed the above dissertation at Cornell University for his PhD in Anthropology in 1972.


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