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Against Conservative Internationalism

The EU provides a convenient villain for those eager to blame the rise of neoliberalism on unelected bureaucrats acting at the behest of capital. But if histori...   [ continue reading...]

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Fall 2017

Dissent’s Fall 2017 issue, featuring a special section on the Afterlives of 1917, is coming soon. To get your copy, subscribe.   [ continue reading...]

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Booked: The Language of Deportation, with Valeria Luiselli

Valeria Luiselli discusses her new book Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in 40 Questions, about her experience translating in a federal immigration court.   [ continue reading...]

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The Puzzle of Poland

A quiet but fierce war is raging for the hearts and minds of Polish citizens, as a vibrant and well organized protest network confronts an increasingly authorit...   [ continue reading...]

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A Childcare Agenda for the Left

Trump’s child care plan is another tax giveaway to the wealthy. But the Democrats can offer a better alternative.   [ continue reading...]

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Give Peace a Chance

In their new documentary series The Vietnam War, Ken Burns and Lynn Novick offer a sharp indictment of an atrocious war. But when it comes to portraying the ant...   [ continue reading...]

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Announcing Our New Editorial Board Member: Patrick Iber

Please join us in welcoming Patrick Iber, a leading historian of Latin America and the Cold War, to Dissent’s editorial board!   [ continue reading...]

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Belabored Podcast #134: Defending Migrants through Hell and High Water

We talk to DACA recipients and defenders around the country, from Texas to New York, about Trump’s decision to overturn President Obama’s protection...   [ continue reading...]

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Education and the Commercial Mindset: Samuel Abrams Responds

My book did not tell the story of the unionization effort at a KIPP school in Brooklyn in 2009 primarily from the perspective of the organization’s manage...   [ continue reading...]

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Education and the Commercial Mindset: Leo Casey Replies

In his response to my review, Abrams concedes my major criticism: that the book did not investigate the symbiotic link between the school privatization movement...   [ continue reading...]

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The Warped Logic of School Privatization

Samuel Abrams’s Education and the Commercial Mindset provides the most detailed analysis of school privatization to date, yet overlooks the critical role...   [ continue reading...]

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From Stranger to Citizen? Germany’s Refugee Dilemma

The Germany of 2015 will be remembered for allowing close to 1 million asylum seekers into the country. But public opinion in the country has since shifted to t...   [ continue reading...]

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The Apocalyptic Baldwin

I Am Not Your Negro shows how James Baldwin became disillusioned about the possibility of any peaceful resolution to racism, but underplays the force of his int...   [ continue reading...]

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Belabored Podcast #133: Laboring Against Privatization, with Joseph A. McCartin

Joseph McCartin joins us to talk about the history of public worker unionism, the legacy of PATCO, and how today’s workers can build power across the...   [ continue reading...]

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Hong Kong’s New Normal

Last week’s imprisonment of three pro-democracy student leaders acutely illustrates the tightening space for civil society in the territory. Continue Read...   [ continue reading...]

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How the Forever War Brought Us Donald Trump

And why Trump will only continue it. Continue Reading…   [ continue reading...]

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How the Slants Reclaimed Their Name

Simon Tam, frontman of the Asian-American dance-rock band, says the recent Supreme Court ruling allowing the group to keep their name affirms that “ultima...   [ continue reading...]

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Belabored Podcast #132: What Happened in Mississippi? with Chris Brooks

Last week, in a highly anticipated union election, workers at a Nissan plant in Canton, Mississippi voted against unionizing with the UAW. Chris Brooks from Lab...   [ continue reading...]

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The “S” Word Lives

At the Democratic Socialists of America’s biannual convention last weekend, the young new members making up most of the attendance were out and proud abou...   [ continue reading...]

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When Privatization Means Segregation: Setting the Record Straight on School Vouchers

Trump’s Department of Education is proposing to take school vouchers nationwide. But this policy has an ugly segregationist history that “school cho...   [ continue reading...]

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