The Right’s Conspiracy Theory Attack on
Frances Fox Piven
by Peter Dreier
Sociologist Frances Fox Piven often gets requests from students who want to interview her about her political theories and activism. So when Kyle Olson phoned her in January, told her he was a college student in Michigan, and asked if he could videotape an interview with her about her recent book Challenging Authority: How Ordinary People Change America , Piven agreed.