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A Contracorriente     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ab Imperio     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Acciones e Investigaciones Sociales     Open Access  
Acta Borealia: A Nordic Journal of Circumpolar Societies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Acta Politica Estica     Open Access  
Acta Universitatis Sapientiae, European and Regional Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Administory. Zeitschrift für Verwaltungsgeschichte     Open Access  
Administrative Science Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 168)
Affirmations : of the modern     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
AFFRIKA Journal of Politics, Economics and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Africa Conflict Monitor     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Africa Insight     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Africa Institute Occasional Paper     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Africa Renewal     Free   (Followers: 6)
Africa Report     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Africa Review : Journal of the African Studies Association of India     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Africa Today     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
African Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 64)
African Conflict and Peacebuilding Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
African Diaspora     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
African East-Asian Affairs     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
African Identities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
African Journal of Democracy and Governance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
African Journal of Rhetoric     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
African Renaissance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
African Yearbook of Rhetoric     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Africanus     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Africa’s Public Service Delivery and Performance Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Afrique contemporaine : La revue de l'Afrique et du développement     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Agenda Política     Open Access  
Agenda: A Journal of Policy Analysis and Reform     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Agrarian South : Journal of Political Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Akademik İncelemeler Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Alternatives : Global, Local, Political     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Altre Modernità     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
América Latina Hoy     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
American Communist History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
American Enterprise Institute     Free  
American Foreign Policy Interests: The Journal of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
American Journal of Political Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 308)
American Political Science Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 253)
American Political Thought     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
American Politics Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
American Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Anacronismo e Irrupción     Open Access  
Analecta política     Open Access  
Análise Social     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Annales UMCS, Politologia     Open Access  
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42)
Annual Review of Economics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 32)
Annual Review of Political Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 164)
Anuario Latinoamericano : Ciencias Políticas y Relaciones Internacionales     Open Access  
AQ - Australian Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription  
Arabian Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Arctic Review on Law and Politics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Arena Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Armed Conflict Survey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Asia Minor Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Asia Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Asia-Pacific Journal : Japan Focus     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Asia-Pacific Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Asian Affairs: An American Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Asian Journal of Comparative Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Asian Journal of Political Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Asian Politics and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Astropolitics: The International Journal of Space Politics & Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
AUDEM : The International Journal of Higher Education and Democracy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Aurora. Revista de Arte, Mídia e Política     Open Access  
Australasian Review of African Studies, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Journal of International Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Australian Journal of Political Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Austrian Journal of Political Science     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Balcanica Posnaniensia Acta et studia     Open Access  
Baltic Journal of European Studies     Open Access  
Bandung : Journal of the Global South     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Basic Income Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Beleid en Maatschappij     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
BMC International Health and Human Rights     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Brazilian Political Science Review     Open Access  
Brésil(s)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
British Journal of Canadian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
British Journal of Political Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 165)
British Journal of Politics and International Relations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
British Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
British Review of New Zealand Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Brookings Papers on Economic Activity     Open Access   (Followers: 46)
Bulletin d'histoire politique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Bustan     Hybrid Journal  
Cadernos de Estudos Sociais e Políticos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CADUS - Revista de Estudos de Política, História e Cultura     Open Access  
Cahiers de l'Urmis     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cahiers de Sciences politiques de l'ULg     Open Access  
Cambio 16     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Cambridge Review of International Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Canadian Foreign Policy Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Canadian Journal of Political Science/Revue canadienne de science politique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
Caucasus Survey     Hybrid Journal  
Central and Eastern European Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Central Asian Affairs     Hybrid Journal  
Central Banking     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Central European Journal of Public Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
China : An International Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
China perspectives     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
China Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 50)
China Report     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
China Review International     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
China-EU Law Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Chinese Journal of Global Governance     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Chinese Journal of International Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Chinese Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Cittadinanza Europea (LA)     Full-text available via subscription  
Civil Wars     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Claremont-UC Undergraduate Research Conference on the European Union     Open Access  
Class, Race and Corporate Power     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cold War History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Commonwealth & Comparative Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Communication, Politics & Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Communist and Post-Communist Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Comparative Political Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 165)
Comparative Politics (Russia)     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Comparative Strategy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Competition & Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Conferences on New Political Economy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Confines     Open Access  
Conflict and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Conflict Management and Peace Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
Conflict Trends     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Conflict, Security & Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 383)
Congress & the Presidency: A Journal of Capital Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Conjunctions. Transdisciplinary Journal of Cultural Participation     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Constellations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Contemporary Italian Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Contemporary Japan     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Contemporary Journal of African Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Contemporary Political Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
Contemporary Review of the Middle East     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Contemporary Security Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Contemporary Southeast Asia: A Journal of International and Strategic Affairs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Contemporary Wales     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Contenciosa     Open Access  
Contexto Internacional     Open Access  
Cooperation and Conflict     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
CQ Researcher     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
CQ Weekly     Full-text available via subscription  
Criterio Jurídico     Open Access  
Criterios     Open Access  
Critical Asian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Critical Review : A Journal of Politics and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Critical Reviews on Latin American Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Critical Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
Critical Studies on Terrorism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Cuadernos de historia de España     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cultura de Paz     Open Access  
Cultural Critique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Culture Mandala : The Bulletin of the Centre for East-West Cultural and Economic Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Debater a Europa     Open Access  
Décalages : An Althusser Studies Journal     Open Access  
Decolonization : Indigeneity, Education & Society     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Defence Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Defense & Security Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Democracy & Education     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Democratic Communiqué     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Democratic Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Democratization     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Democrazia e diritto     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Demokratie und Geschichte     Hybrid Journal  
Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Der Donauraum     Hybrid Journal  
Der Staat     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Desafíos     Open Access  
Development and Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51)
Digest of Middle East Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Diplomacy & Statecraft     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Diplomatic History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Diritto, immigrazione e cittadinanza     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Dissent     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Diversité urbaine     Full-text available via subscription  
Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict: Pathways toward terrorism and genocide     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
East European Jewish Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
East European Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Economia Politica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
Ecopolítica     Open Access  
eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
El Cotidiano     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Electoral Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
Em Pauta : Teoria Social e Realidade Contemporânea     Open Access  
Encuentro     Open Access  
Environmental Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Equal Opportunities International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Espacios Públicos     Open Access  
Estudios Políticos     Open Access  
Estudios Políticos     Open Access  
Estudos Avançados     Open Access  
Ethical Theory and Moral Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Ethics & International Affairs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Ethics & Global Politics     Open Access   (Followers: 7)

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   ISSN (Print) 0012-3846 - ISSN (Online) 1946-0910
   Published by U of Pennsylvania Homepage  [12 journals]
  • Eyes on the Prize
    • Abstract: This summer, amid the horrors of Trump and his neo-Confederate fan club, socialists in the United States marked a revival of their fortunes. In Chicago, Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), its membership surging over 25,000, held the biggest convention in its thirty-five-year history. This magazine, whose past editors helped form DSA and many of whose current editors belong to it, happily joined in the celebration.Now comes the hard part. To transform society, radicals need to appeal to millions of people, many of whom may never join their ranks. "By 1912, the Socialist Party had reached a dangerous point," Irving Howe once reflected. "It was safely past the isolation of the sect, but not quite yet a mass ... Read More
      Keywords: Twain, Mark
      PubDate: 2017-10-31T00:00:00-05:00
  • Give Peace a Chance
    • Abstract: From the mid-1960s on, many antiwar protesters actually regarded Vietnam veterans as potential allies in opposing the war—defying the stereotype of New Leftists spitting on returning soldiers. Here, released P.O.W. Lt. Col. Robert L. Stirm is greeted by his family, Travis Air Force Base, March 17, 1973.Courtesy of AP Photo/Sal Veder.Say what you will about the Vietnam War, it had a great soundtrack. Feature and documentary filmmakers have, of course, long appreciated this—cue "The End" by the Doors for the unforgettable opening sequence of 1979's Apocalypse Now, and, about a decade later, Bob Dylan's "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" for a long, wet, and ominous combat patrol sequence in HBO's documentary, Dear America: ... Read More
      Keywords: Twain, Mark
      PubDate: 2017-10-31T00:00:00-05:00
  • Lana Del Rey's America
    • Abstract: More than halfway through her Billboard topping latest album, Lust for Life, Lana Del Rey wonders, "Is this the end of an era / Is this the end of America'"On one level, the line is typical Lana Del Rey. The persona she's developed over the last decade has been defined by sad, nihilistic songs that revolve in one way or another around death, bad boyfriends, and Americana—sometimes all three at once, and always painted in a thick, tacky coat of nostalgia. "I'm in love with a dying man," she sang as Lizzy Grant on her 2008 EP Kill Kill, less than three years before she became Lana Del Rey, an internet sensation turned award-winning pop star. "Dear lord, when I get to heaven," she prayed over a full orchestra on ... Read More
      Keywords: Twain, Mark
      PubDate: 2017-10-31T00:00:00-05:00
  • Introduction: 1917 Still Shakes the World
    • Abstract: A hundred years ago, political earthquakes shook the globe; their tremors rattle us still. In April 1917, the United States declared war on Germany, an act that would decisively tilt the balance of forces in a conflict in which millions on both sides had already been slaughtered.That November (October, by the old Russian calendar), the Bolsheviks took power in Russia, promising to transform what had been an empire of cruelty into a proletarian democracy. All around the world, radicals rejoiced; some began making plans to emulate what Lenin, Trotsky, and their followers had wrought.The same month, Arthur Balfour, the foreign secretary of another empire, issued a brief declaration of Great Britain's support for "a ... Read More
      Keywords: Twain, Mark
      PubDate: 2017-10-31T00:00:00-05:00
  • What Lenin's Critics Got Right
    • Abstract: This year is the centenary of Russia's revolutions, the one that overthrew Tsarism and the one that put the Bolsheviks in power. Next year will be the bicentenary of Marx's birth. It's a time when not thinking about the left's history is impossible.These anniversaries arrive when there are positive rumblings on the left and very dangerous dins on the right. That makes it urgent that those who call ourselves "left"—an expansive term that, for me, signifies an amalgam of democratic, liberal, and egalitarian values—recollect that people who deployed language we still use have, at too many times, caused unmitigated disaster.The Bolshevik takeover in Russia is a prime example. A number of myths derived from Bolshevism ... Read More
      Keywords: Twain, Mark
      PubDate: 2017-10-31T00:00:00-05:00
  • October's Long Shadow
    • Abstract: A few years ago, I noticed a change in the way I saw the city of Moscow. I had emigrated from there with my family when I was little, and when I first started going back as a college student in the 1990s, I saw an old European city buried under a layer of crude Soviet architecture. This was a function of how I saw the Soviet Union—negatively—and also of how little I knew of Europe. But it seemed to me that if you just gave the crumbling old European-style buildings a paint job, and either knocked down or ignored the Soviet ones, you would end up with a pretty OK place.In the two decades since then, the city has changed. The old pastelcolored buildings in the city's center, built by the hereditary aristocracy in the ... Read More
      Keywords: Twain, Mark
      PubDate: 2017-10-31T00:00:00-05:00
  • Neither Master Nor Subject: Zionism, Empire, and the Balfour Declaration
    • Abstract: To many Israelis, "It is basically yet another symbol of Albion's perfidy," journalist Anshel Pfeffer explained in Haaretz in 2012. To many Palestinians, it is "the single most destructive political document on the Middle East in the twentieth century," historian Walid Khalidi told a British audience. To Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, it deserves an apology from the British; his foreign minister has deemed it "the crime which they committed against our nation.""It" is the Balfour Declaration, a three-sentence letter written on November 2, 1917, while the First World War still raged. Its author, Arthur James Balfour, was at the time foreign secretary and had previously served as prime minister. Balfour was a ... Read More
      Keywords: Twain, Mark
      PubDate: 2017-10-31T00:00:00-05:00
  • The Rise of the Security State: From the Great War to Snowden
    • Abstract: A hundred years ago, a vote took place that still shapes the global order—or disorder—as well as the powers wielded by those who govern us: in April, 1917, Congress declared war on Imperial Germany.The U.S. decision to intervene in the First World War was a turning point in world history. It altered the fortunes of the war and, quite likely, the course of the twentieth century. It probably foreclosed the possibility of a negotiated peace among belligerents exhausted by nearly three years of fighting.The American Expeditionary Force engaged in heavy combat in France for less than six months. But the fear that those millions of fresh U.S. troops would alter the course of the war led the Kaiser's generals to launch a ... Read More
      Keywords: Twain, Mark
      PubDate: 2017-10-31T00:00:00-05:00
  • The Flagellates
    • Abstract: Journalist and writer Abraham T. Zere has been a key figure in raising awareness of human rights violations in Eritrea. Zere is also executive director of PEN Eritrea.Photo of the author courtesy of Yonatan Tewelde.Journalist and writer Abraham T. Zere has been a key figure in raising awareness of human rights violations in Eritrea. Under President Isaias Afwerki, who has been in power since Eritrea declared independence from Ethiopia in 1993, the country has earned the nickname "The North Korea of Africa." The Asian country is the only one to rank below Eritrea in the World Press Freedom Index. In June, a coalition of human rights lawyers, activists, and institutions submitted a joint letter to the UN, urging them ... Read More
      Keywords: Twain, Mark
      PubDate: 2017-10-31T00:00:00-05:00
  • Naming Our Desire: How do we talk about socialism in America'
    • Abstract: Essays about the prospects of socialism in the United States tend to look for signs of hope, and this makes sense. After all, if you are convinced it can never be, what's the point in even considering it'"I write at the end of a right-wing era . . . and on the eve of a new move toward the Left in the West," Michael Harrington wrote shortly before his death in 1989. Likewise, when the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) released a revised version of its founding document in 1995, the updated statement invoked the belief "that we stand at the beginning of a new political era," one presenting significant opportunity for progressive change.These optimistic statements—with their confidence that the horrors of ... Read More
      Keywords: Twain, Mark
      PubDate: 2017-10-31T00:00:00-05:00
  • Trump Disrupts the Valley
    • Abstract: Peter Thiel, the most notorious venture capitalist in the United States, angered many of his peers in the tech sector last year with his open support for Donald Trump's presidential campaign. Speaking at the Republican National Convention, Thiel identified Trump as a fellow "builder" who wasn't afraid to tell the truth about a broken American economy. Later, in the week before the election, he told journalists at the National Press Club what was already obvious to most people in the country: that Silicon Valley was a bubble. While Thiel's colleagues believed, "We're doing well, therefore our whole civilization is doing well," he said, "the truth has been more one of specific success but more general failure." To ... Read More
      Keywords: Twain, Mark
      PubDate: 2017-10-31T00:00:00-05:00
  • Revolution by Candlelight: How South Koreans Toppled a Government
    • Abstract: In October 2016, images of a middle-aged woman wearing white-rimmed, designer sunglasses started to pop up all over South Korean TV. My Korean is far from fluent, and the pictures smacked of a celebrity scandal, so I didn't pay much attention at first. Within weeks, however, these pictures and many others were flooding the living room of the apartment on the Yonsei University campus in Seoul where my family had moved a month earlier. I armed myself with a coffee-stained dictionary, and together with the rest of the country I learned about a woman named Choi Soon-sil, confidante of former South Korean president Park Geun-hye and daughter of a notorious shaman who had helped a younger Park converse with her parents ... Read More
      Keywords: Twain, Mark
      PubDate: 2017-10-31T00:00:00-05:00
  • Can Labor Still Use the Wagner Act'
    • Abstract: Amid the political turmoil of this tumultuous year, a significant historical anniversary passed all but unnoticed. Eighty years ago, on April 12, 1937, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)—the Wagner Act—which had been signed into law in 1935. Before the court delivered its decision in NLRB v. Jones & Laughlin, most observers believed that it would overturn the act, as it had other crucial pieces of New Deal legislation, including the National Industrial Recovery Act (NIRA), which it consigned to oblivion by unanimous vote. When a 5–4 majority instead validated the Wagner Act, doing so just two months after the successful Flint sit-down strike had won a ... Read More
      Keywords: Twain, Mark
      PubDate: 2017-10-31T00:00:00-05:00
  • Trump's Childcare Boondoggle
    • Abstract: It has to be taken as a sign of progress that the presidential candidates of both major political parties talked about providing child care and paid family leave in their campaigns, for the first time in U.S. history. But despite this progress, the Trump administration's child-care proposal is not comprehensive enough to be of much use to the large numbers of low-income families in great need. Trump's child-care proposal is—surprise, surprise—another tax giveaway to upper-income taxpayers, disguised as an increased tax credit for struggling low-income families. The increase is vanishingly small for low earners.Subsidized child care and paid family leave are crucial for American families because they have the ... Read More
      Keywords: Twain, Mark
      PubDate: 2017-10-31T00:00:00-05:00
  • A Day Out and a Union: Lebanon's Domestic Workers Organize
    • Abstract: On April 30, Beirut was unseasonably hot, oppressive clouds casting white glare over the densely constructed city. The people gathering for the Labor Day march in Sodeco—a neighborhood uphill from Downtown—didn't seem to mind. Some of the milling women were dressed in Ethiopian colors, others hoisted Bangladeshi and Sri Lankan flags. Many carried signs: "domestic work is work," "stop labeling every murder a suicide," "no violence at work," "food deprivation is a shame," "we will not be silenced anymore." Their laughs and called greetings belied the severity of their slogans.And why not laugh' These women are the lucky ones—migrant domestic workers in Lebanon for whom a day off is a reality, not a dream. As the ... Read More
      Keywords: Twain, Mark
      PubDate: 2017-10-31T00:00:00-05:00
  • The Supreme Court's Quiet Assault on Civil Rights
    • Abstract: It is a little-known and disturbing fact that the Supreme Court is in the process of gutting what may be the most important civil rights statute Congress has ever passed. It is particularly distressing that the harm is being done by a largely unanimous court—and that, other than a few legal scholars, no one seems to be paying any attention.The statute in question is Section 1983 of the United States Code, which was enacted in 1871 as part of Reconstruction. Section 1983 enables people to bring suits in federal court to enforce the rights created by the Fourteenth Amendment—which, among other things, prohibits state officials from depriving persons of due process and equal protection of the law. The law was designed ... Read More
      Keywords: Twain, Mark
      PubDate: 2017-10-31T00:00:00-05:00
  • Zombie Neoliberalism
    • Abstract: It was in Indiana that Donald Trump may have won the presidency. In February 2016 employees at an Indianapolis Carrier plant—a massive building in an industrial park where members of United Steel-workers Local 1999 had made furnaces for decades—became icons of deindustrialization when a video of those workers being told that they were all going to lose their jobs spread across the internet.Trump seized on the story with a flair worthy of P.T. Barnum and about as much sincerity, proclaiming confidently that if he were president, no more factories would close down and move overseas. It's not that the workers at Carrier and the neighboring Rexnord plant (also due to close) believed him entirely, several of them told ... Read More
      Keywords: Twain, Mark
      PubDate: 2017-10-31T00:00:00-05:00
  • American Apartheid
    • Abstract: The United States today is less a nation of citizens equal under the law than a nation of citizens living in unequal zip codes. Where we live is both a cause and effect of individuals' and households' wealth, health, and wellbeing—the kinds of jobs we have; the quality of our housing, education, medical insurance, and police and fire protection; crime rates and whether or not our neighbors are incarcerated; and bonds of family and community. An understanding of U.S. housing patterns, then—how they came to be so segregated, and why they remain so—is critical to the way we think about this country's ideal of democracy and reality of unequal citizenship.In his compelling new book The Color of Law, Richard Rothstein (a ... Read More
      Keywords: Twain, Mark
      PubDate: 2017-10-31T00:00:00-05:00
  • The Economy During Wartime
    • Abstract: During the Second World War, the United States had a centrally planned economy. Strategic resources were produced in quantities set in Washington, and allocated among end users by the public officials sitting on the War Production Board. Key prices and wages were administered, not left to markets. The large majority of investment was directed, financed, and, in most cases, owned by the federal government. Thousands of private businesses that failed to comply with the planners' instructions were simply taken over by the government—including some of the country's largest corporations, like Montgomery Ward. For millions of Americans, the photograph of Ward's adamantly anti-Roosevelt chairman Sewell Avery being carried ... Read More
      Keywords: Twain, Mark
      PubDate: 2017-10-31T00:00:00-05:00
  • The Politics of Comparison
    • Abstract: In 2012, the Mississippi-based activist Kali Akuno authored a platform known as the Jackson-Kush Plan, which declared the United States an example of "white colonial supremacy" and denounced the "colonial domination" of Mississippi. Akuno's program supported the campaign of Chokwe Lumumba for mayor of Jackson, and its language drew from the black nationalist organization to which Lumumba had been elected vice president over forty years earlier, the Republic of New Afrika (RNA). Central to the RNA's political thought was the idea that African Americans constituted an "internal colony" within the United States, and the group sought to declare independence for black people in the states of Louisiana, Mississippi ... Read More
      Keywords: Twain, Mark
      PubDate: 2017-10-31T00:00:00-05:00
  • Gilt Trip
    • Abstract: What do a depressed ornithologist, a dissatisfied property manager, and a failed plantation owner from the 1870s have in common' A hefty inheritance, family connections, and membership in a generation of Boston financial elites who, in Noam Maggor's new book, laid the foundations for the emergence of modern American capitalism. In examining how "Boston Brahmins"—including Henry Davis Minot, Charles Francis Adams, Jr., and Henry Lee Higginson, among others—preserved their wealth and status at the close of the nineteenth century, Maggor rethinks a question central to the history of the Gilded Age. How did the United States transform, within the span of a few decades, from an agricultural exporting nation into the ... Read More
      Keywords: Twain, Mark
      PubDate: 2017-10-31T00:00:00-05:00
  • A Short History of American Empire
    • Abstract: Toward the end of his history of the domestic conflict over U.S. overseas expansion at the close of the nineteenth century, Stephen Kinzer notes that the winners permanently changed our political lexicon. "Imperialists" became openhearted, visionary "globalists" and "internationalists." Anti-imperialists became crabby, reactionary "isolationists." As applied to the United States, the words "empire" and "imperialism" virtually disappeared.This muddling of the language has made it easier for Americans to misunderstand just what it is that we are doing out there in the world. Thus, in late 2013, at a time when Barack Obama's foreign policy was widely criticized in the United States as too "soft," a Gallup poll of ... Read More
      Keywords: Twain, Mark
      PubDate: 2017-10-31T00:00:00-05:00
  • Tough Guys
    • Abstract: Cornered by two school bullies, young Eddy Bellegueule is branded before his story begins. "You're the faggot, right'" they say, "inscrib[ing] it on me permanently like stigmata, those marks that the Greeks would carve with a red-hot iron or a knife into the bodies of deviant individuals." This is the third page of The End of Eddy, a novel that minces few words. Page one opens with the bullies' spit dripping "thick and yellow" from Eddy's cheek as he decides if they'll beat him. By page five they do, like most days.Things are little better at home in Hallencourt, a French factory village. Eddy's father is a "tough guy" who wields drunken virility with the same desperation as generations of factory workers before ... Read More
      Keywords: Twain, Mark
      PubDate: 2017-10-31T00:00:00-05:00
  • The Specter of Liberal Internationalism
    • Abstract: In February 2017, the Brookings Institution published a report entitled "Building 'Situations of Strength,'" which outlined the think tank's vision of the United States' role in the world. The document, which mostly consisted of boilerplate about the importance of U.S. global leadership, was officially coauthored by a number of America's most prominent foreign policy thinkers: Michèle Flournoy, the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy in the Obama administration; Stephen Hadley, the National Security Advisor under George W. Bush; and Robert Kagan, the historian and neoconservative hawk, among others. Despite the presence of these notable individuals, however, the strategy was primarily drafted by someone whom most ... Read More
      Keywords: Twain, Mark
      PubDate: 2017-10-31T00:00:00-05:00
  • The Black Roots of Abolition
    • Abstract: The twin themes of slavery and freedom are having a moment. In recent years, moviegoers have embraced serious films like 12 Years a Slave (2013); Beyoncé's latest album, Lemonade (2016), intersperses visual references to slavery with images from the present; and two recent bestselling novels—Colson Whitehead's The Underground Railroad (2016) and Ben Winters's Underground Airlines (2016)—offer gripping narratives about fugitive slaves and their pursuers. The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture finally opened in 2016, and historical figures who were previously commemorated primarily during Black History Month have now become subjects of perennial interest. Two members of Congress ... Read More
      Keywords: Twain, Mark
      PubDate: 2017-10-31T00:00:00-05:00
  • Sandtown Elegy
    • Abstract: Photo by Kevin B. Moore.On a crisp February morning, I joined my co-hosts and producer of the podcast "Undisclosed: The Killing of Freddie Gray" for a visit to Gilmor Homes in Baltimore, where Gray was arrested and thrown in the back of a police vehicle in 2015. Seven days later, Gray was declared dead with broken vertebrae, sparking the uprising in Baltimore. Six police officers were charged in the case, but not convicted."You with the news or something," asked an elderly man who approached us as the producer filmed surveillance cameras and the sidewalk where Gray was pinned on the ground. He told us that Gray was a nice kid and that he could hear his screams the morning of the arrest. He told us that living at ... Read More
      Keywords: Twain, Mark
      PubDate: 2017-10-31T00:00:00-05:00
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