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Struggle Session

Suzy Hansen’s Notes on a Foreign Country: An American Abroad in a Post-American World begins in 2014 in Soma, western Turkey. That May, a coalmine fire ki...   [ continue reading...]

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Shooting Bullets at a Hurricane

For all the jokes from predictable corners about the Florida-man proposal to shoot down Hurricane Irma, the prize for most futile climate-change-deterrence stra...   [ continue reading...]

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Struggle or Starve

Politics in the north of Ireland is in crisis once again. The collapse of the political institutions, the ongoing Brexit negotiations, and the participation of...   [ continue reading...]

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Hindutva’s Forward March

This March, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won regional elections in four out of five states, including Uttar Pradesh (UP). This huge prize represents a quali...   [ continue reading...]

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The Political and the Technical

One of the frustrating things about the centrist response to single-payer proposals is that they cannot seem to determine in their own minds whether a particula...   [ continue reading...]

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The Equifax Way

When cyber hackers breached Equifax’s consumer databases this past summer and ran off with the personal information of over 143 million people, or approxi...   [ continue reading...]

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As the Ink Fades

Before desktop printers took over offices everywhere, a massive typesetting industry turned magazines’, newspapers’, and publishing houses’ co...   [ continue reading...]

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Capitalism and Poverty

The poverty discourse in America is a train wreck. You either find people claiming that poverty is a complicated and intractable problem, or you find people eag...   [ continue reading...]

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The Ecological Is Political

For many in the United States, September has brought home the visceral consequences of climate change. First Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston, TX, bringing u...   [ continue reading...]

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An Idea Whose Time Has Come

On Wednesday, Bernie Sanders introduced his long-anticipated Medicare-for-All bill in the Senate. The legislation bears an impressive sixteen Democratic cospons...   [ continue reading...]

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From Trotsky to Buckley

What drives leftists to forge new careers by siding with their former enemies? These apostates don’t simply retool or change course — they make an e...   [ continue reading...]

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Class Clowns

When the news broke last month that the “alt-right” America First Patriot Rally would occur on the same day, in the same place, as the Juggalo March...   [ continue reading...]

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Jacobin Sells Out

We’ve held out as long as we could, but that day is finally upon us. The signs couldn’t be clearer: we’re now selling tote bags on the Ja...   [ continue reading...]

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Kate Millett (1934–2017)

On August 31, 1970, Kate Millett — who died last week at age eighty-two — appeared on the cover of Time magazine. Millett, the author of Sexual Poli...   [ continue reading...]

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The Spill on the Río Sonora

In 1906, mineworkers in northern Mexico walked off the job at the Cananea Copper Company to protest their labor conditions. William Cornell Greene of Chappaqua,...   [ continue reading...]

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It Keeps Happening

Hillary Clinton needs someone to tell her what a bad idea looks like. One of the former Democratic presidential candidate’s most renowned weaknesses has a...   [ continue reading...]

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Striking Against Macron

After much anticipation, the French government finally unveiled sweeping labor law reforms on August 31, fulfilling a central campaign promise of newly elected...   [ continue reading...]

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The Critic and the Clown

We seem to have reached a new high, or low, in the academy’s free speech wars. Berkeley’s anthropology department has been compelled to resched...   [ continue reading...]

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End the Sanctions

In what at this point can only be assumed to be part of a quest to inflame chaos and disorder the world over, the Trump administration has in recent months impo...   [ continue reading...]

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C. Wright Mills’s Cuban Summer

In January 1959, the Cuban Revolution took the world by surprise. Soon the island was flooded with foreign journalists, students, and intellectuals, all determi...   [ continue reading...]

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