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We Know What the Problem Is

Jonathan Rothwell has a piece in the New York Times that tries to explain why the income of the top 1 percent has taken off in recent years. David Leonhardt had...   [ continue reading...]

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Donald Trump’s Reactionary Mind

Embarrassed members of the conservative intelligentsia have long been dismayed by Donald Trump. He’s crude, he’s violent, he’s garish, he has...   [ continue reading...]

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Down Might Be Worse Than Out

On November 13, the US Supreme Court threw out a case that would have ended public-sector unions entirely. Unlike Janus v AFSCME — the other anti-union ca...   [ continue reading...]

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Staging a Dead Peace

I was recently dragged to see the Tony-award-winning play Oslo at the Harold Pinter Theater in London. It portrays the back-channel negotiations that produced t...   [ continue reading...]

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The Roots of Spanish Rage

November 20 is a grim day in Spain. It marks the death of Falange founder José Antonio Primo de Rivera during the onset of the 1936–‘39 civil...   [ continue reading...]

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Luxury Socialized Medicine

Anyone can get care without courting financial ruin. Monumental personal decisions, like when to have a child or whether to leave or take a job, no longer hinge...   [ continue reading...]

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Road to Ruin

If there’s one thing to say about President Trump’s trip to Asia, it’s that the excursion was relatively subdued. With the exception of one tw...   [ continue reading...]

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The Soviet Hippies

Although veteran leftists may wince at the notion, hippie culture remains associated with political protest in the popular imagination. During the height of stu...   [ continue reading...]

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Making Rent and Rent-Making

In 1981, Minneapolis was facing an affordable housing crisis. Rents had risen 61 percent in the five years since the repeal of Nixon-era rent controls; they wer...   [ continue reading...]

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The Last Tocquevillian

François Furet, who passed away twenty years ago this year, was a central figure in late twentieth-century intellectual life. Historian of the French Rev...   [ continue reading...]

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Where Next for the Labour Right?

Labour’s better-than-expected performance in the June general election has led to an outbreak of soul-searching in the Conservative Party: how can they br...   [ continue reading...]

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Free Jacobin for the People

Do you treasure your print edition of Jacobin? Do you take it for long walks, laugh and cry with it, and tell it your innermost fears and dreams? Okay, maybe yo...   [ continue reading...]

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Donna Brazile States the Obvious

The revelations from former Democratic National Committee (DNC) interim chair Donna Brazile created quite a stir in national politics. Her Politico article, &ld...   [ continue reading...]

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The Death of a Journalist

The assassination of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia drew the attention of both the local and international media. Most reporters connected the murder...   [ continue reading...]

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Meet the Ricketts

Last week, the world of journalism was rocked when hyper-local outlets Gothamist and DNAInfo abruptly shut down a mere week after their reporters voted to union...   [ continue reading...]

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Leon Trotsky Was My Grandfather

Esteban Volkov was thirteen when assassins tried to murder him. Because his grandfather was Leon Trotsky. Now ninety-one, Volkov keeps Trotsky’s memory al...   [ continue reading...]

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Sayfullo Saipov’s Miserable Job

On October 31, Sayfullo Saipov, a twenty-nine-year-old immigrant from Uzbekistan, committed the deadliest terrorist attack in New York City since 9/11. Nothing...   [ continue reading...]

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Meet Lee Carter

On Tuesday, democratic socialist Lee Carter unseated Jackson Miller, the Republican majority whip of Virginia’s House of Delegates. Buoyed by the enthusia...   [ continue reading...]

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Letter From Nagpur Jail

Dear Anjum,   How are you? I hope you are doing well along with the entire Ministry in Jannet Guest House. I hope you still remember me six months after my...   [ continue reading...]

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Power Play

Many western analysts have referred to Saudi Arabia’s thirty-two-year old crown prince, Muhammad bin Salman (MBS), as the “de facto ruler” of...   [ continue reading...]

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