Reading Leon Trotsky's The History of the Revolution, which he's read and reread. It's beautifully written. He has also just picked up From Heigel to Marx, by Sidney Hook.

"Revolutions don't 'just happen,'" he said. "It's like boiling water. You apply heat for a period of time and then you've got a pot boiling over." When I asked him at what stage of the boiling pot we're at now he explained that there are a lot of contradictions right now, that the system is a barrier to the needs people have.

He has been doing social organizing for the past twenty years.