Our circulation department and customer service can help you with your subscription account and questions.

  • Status of Subscription
  • Enter Your Change of Address
  • Let Us Know If You’ve Missed An Issue
  • Ask Us a Question
  • Pay your invoice
  • Renew Your Own Subscription
  • Give a Gift Subscription
  • Renew your gift subscriptions
  • Buy back issues


Support The Progressive

Contact Us Online

Contact the Staff Online

Contact Us Offline

Call toll-free: 1-800-827-0555

Call: (608) 257-4626

Fax: (608) 257-3373


The Progressive Circulation Department

409 E. Main Street

Madison, WI 53703

Subscription orders, changes of address, and queries should be directed to:

The Progressive

PO Box 392

Oregon IL 61061

(Payment should be made to The Progressive)



Hi, when I saw my July/August

Hi, when I saw my July/August issue, I thought it might be a satire, as the new look/title/cover banner looks just like "The Economist" magazine! I hope you go back to the old cover banner. Also I liked the old style "On the Line" with its many smaller photos covering more protests/issues. There is a lot of wasted space at bottom of each "OTL" page in the July issue. Thanks, I couldn't find any other spot on which to comment

I just commented on the new

I just commented on the new cover. A big reason why I thought the new look was a joke or satire, is because the focus as stated in the 'contents' block on the cover (exactly like The Economist!) was "The Robber Barons Issue" --the very people usually glorified in The Economist. Best, Sharon

Add new comment

By submitting this form, you accept the Mollom privacy policy.


  • Subscribe
  • Featured Video
  • Recent Stories
  • Recent Comments
  • Poetry
Subscribe to The Progressive

Paramount Pictures
The Big Short—Capitalism Gone Mad

The Big Short shows the big picture of how America’s financial system truly operates—and how more crises are...

Read More

There are fundamental differences between the tests I give my students and the tests mandated by the federal...


"I'm a man who has been a political activist, who has a political consciousness, and who can write poetry."

By Wendell Berry

Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front

Love the quick profit, the annual raise,
vacation with pay. Want more 
of everything ready made. Be afraid 
to know your neighbors and to die.
And you will have a window in your head.
Not even your future will be a mystery 
any more. Your mind will be punched in a card 
and shut away in a little drawer.
When they want you to buy something 
they will call you. When they want you
to die for profit they will let you know. 
So, friends, every day do something
that won’t compute. Love the Lord. 
Love the world. Work for nothing. 
Take all that you have and be poor.
Love someone who does not deserve it. 
Denounce the government and embrace 
the flag. Hope to live in that free 
republic for which it stands. 
Give your approval to all you cannot
understand. Praise ignorance, for what man 
has not encountered he has not destroyed.
Ask the questions that have no answers. 
Invest in the millennium. Plant sequoias.
Say that your main crop is the forest
that you did not plant,
that you will not live to harvest.
Say that the leaves are harvested 
when they have rotted into the mold.
Call that profit. Prophesy such returns.
Put your faith in the two inches of humus 
that will build under the trees
every thousand years.
Listen to carrion—put your ear
close, and hear the faint chattering
of the songs that are to come. 
Expect the end of the world. Laugh. 
Laughter is immeasurable. Be joyful
though you have considered all the facts. 
So long as women do not go cheap 
for power, please women more than men.
Ask yourself: Will this satisfy 
a woman satisfied to bear a child?
Will this disturb the sleep 
of a woman near to giving birth? 
Go with your love to the fields.
Lie easy in the shade. Rest your head 
in her lap. Swear allegiance 
to what is nighest your thoughts.
As soon as the generals and the politicos 
can predict the motions of your mind, 
lose it. Leave it as a sign 
to mark the false trail, the way 
you didn’t go. Be like the fox 
who makes more tracks than necessary, 
some in the wrong direction.
Practice resurrection.

Wendell Berry is a poet, farmer, and environmentalist in Kentucky. This poem, first published in 1973, is reprinted by permission of the author and appears in his “New Collected Poems” (Counterpoint).

Public School Shakedown

Progressive Magazine

Progressive Media Project

The Basics