My publications

This is a collection of material I wrote over the past 35 years, beginning in 1985. It is largely, but not exclusively, about my experience as a white, middle class, heterosexual man. Since moving to Germany in 2003, I have also written about the experience of being an immigrant and using a second language.

Thanks to Harry Brod, who encouraged me to make this material accessible, Gerald Jackson, who has repeatedly told me that I have to share what I have written, and Michael Kaufman, who gave me suggestions about putting it on a web site. And thanks to the people who co-authored some of the material, and to the many people who inspired me to write this material in the first place, and who gave me feedback.

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All articles may be linked to another website, downloaded, quoted, and/or reprinted for personal, educational, and social justice purposes.

Please give credit to Cooper Thompson,

If you want to reprint and distribute the essays for a commercial, revenue generating purpose, please contact me. There are copyright restrictions on some of them.

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