These pages are so horribly cliched. As it turns out, in our culture of egoism and self- aggrandizement, writing about oneself is still very difficult. Despite this, I will try my best.
So, the basics? My name is Dominic Nanni. I live in Macomb, MI and was born at St. John Hospital on Detroit’s East Side.
I am a soon-to-be graduate student at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. I have been here since 2009, when I started my undergrad in political science. I have fallen in love with this crazy place and would have absolutely no problem if I stayed here for the rest of my life. Raised in suburban Detroit, I had no idea I would complete my degree at WSU. Upon deciding to come here, it didn’t feel real, I felt like I made a mistake. All that said, its been four years and I am in love with every corner of this campus; its diversity, its awesome architecture, and its location right in the cultural center of Detroit, Midtown.
Since being at WSU, the one professor who has had the greatest and most lasting impact on my thinking is Dr. Ronald Aronson. In the fall of 2012, I studied Marx and Engels in his “History of Marxism and Communism” course (his second to last as a faculty member). To see his work, go to this website ==> www.is.wayne.edu/raronson
I am a total political junkie. It started when I was young and will continue forever. My political ideas are unabashedly to the far left. I am a Democratic Socialist; I read Marx not too long ago and have never turned back since. I am a huge admirer of Michael Harrington and Leon Trotsky as well. All that said, I am a fervent supporter of the two party system, so I work within the Democratic Party for issues I care about (I also vote only for Democrats and am a registered Democrat).
I am a classical snob. Well, not really. I am a musician and so classical music has always been a very important part of my life. Favorite composers? Brahms, Mahler, and Tchaikovsky. I play clarinet and a little saxophone.
People are essential to who I am. Everything I do, everything I say, and everything I believe in extends from a love for people around me. Needless to say, friends are the most important thing in the world to me. I could lose everything else, every possession I own and still feel like the richest person in the world as long as I still had my friends. I realize how cliched this sounds, I mean this pages are supposed to be cliched, but it is true. My friends are everything to me and I wouldn’t know what to do without them.
Coffee and Diet Coke addict.
Honorary Mexico City resident.