RSS

Book Review

The Case Against Free Speech by P.E. Moskowitz

PublicAffairs

A new book dismisses a right we should fight for and cherish, as ‘totally meaningless.’ Read more

Dispatches 1 Comments

politics of racial resentment.jpg

Amazon

The Southern Strategy was undertaken on multiple fronts—from race to religion to women’s rights. Read more

Magazine

33420555765_901c188063_k (1).jpg

Rosa Menkman

Once again, the author and activist has positioned himself on the cutting edge of history, issuing a dire warning. Read more

Dispatches

A review of “The Socialist Manifesto” by Bhaskar Sunkara. Read more

Dispatches

Abraham_Lincoln_and_the_downfall_of_American_slavery_(1914)_(14766654852).jpg

Brooks, Noah, 1830-1903

In the current political era, many people are trying to understand how to make our democracy function better (or even at all). Read more

Magazine

Suketu Mehta’s new book, This Land Is Our Land, examines the supposed threat of immigration from every angle. Read more

Magazine

Avoca Terraces

Jason Johnson

Katherine Franke’s new book, “Repair: Redeeming the Promise of Abolition” offers concrete strategies for both reparations and housing reform. Read more

Dispatches 1 Comments

A new biography of Tom Hayden tracks his political life, as a radical activist and later as a prominent California Democrat. Read more

Dispatches

39798514014_3db8c40a2e_h.jpg

Gage Skidmore

It’s a mistake to overlook just how extreme some of Shapiro’s views are, or how muddled the thinking on which they are based. Read more

Dispatches 7 Comments

In A Good American Family, David Maraniss recounts a history of political repression during the Red Scare. Read more

Magazine

Americans cannot separate our most pressing crises—the criminalization of migrants, the policing of communities of color, the escalation of climate change—from our nation’s original sin. Read more

Magazine

Screen Shot 2019-03-12 at 9.57.22 AM.png

FeministaJones.com

In ‘Reclaiming Our Space: How Black Feminists Are Changing the World from the Tweets to the Streets,’ Feminista Jones chronicles how a political philosophy and social movement has grown online. Read more

Magazine

An activist and historian recalls his 100 years on the streets of Chicago. Read more

Magazine

The year’s themes of political turmoil, self discovery and civil rights ring loud and clear with these gems. Read more

Magazine

New books chronicle the insurgency of Black resistance. Read more

Magazine

A review of, “We Are Staying: Eighty Years in the Life of a Family, a Store, and a Neighborhood.” Read more

Dispatches 1 Comments

For Lorraine Hansberry, American radicalism was a passion and a commitment. It was, in fact, a requirement for human decency. Read more

Magazine

800px-Boundary_Waters_Canoe_Area_-_BWCA_Sign_and_Portage_Trail_-_Minnesota_(36073219166).jpg

Tony Webster

A new book tackles a Grand Canyon-sized debate. Read more

Dispatches

reichard 1.jpg

Rick Reinhard

“Resistance: Reclaiming an American Tradition” chronicles the legacy of rebellion. Read more

Magazine