Issue number: 70

Whole Number 70

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Capitalism, Romanticism, and Nature

Robert Sayre and Michael Löwy’s Romantic Anti-capitalism and Nature is an extremely interesting book—enjoyable, informative, and intellectually stimulating.
Naomi Klein says of climate change, “This changes everything.” She is right, and among the things it changes are not only current political . . .

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Isabel Wilkerson’s Caste

The Occlusion of Political Economy

Wilkerson’s adroit storytelling jumps off the page, but the glaring omission in her book is political economy.

Belarus: The People’s Fight Continues

Since August 9, Belarus has been the scene of popular protests against what is perceived to be the fraudulent reelection of President Alexander Lukashenko, who has been in power since 1994. The presidential election results gave him a victory with . . .

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Latin America in the Time of COVID

Gonzalez examines the development of Latin American political economy and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Workers of the World: Growth, Change, and Rebellion

An examination of the global working-class labor force in the twenty-first century.

From the Editors

As we are putting together this issue of New Politics, the United States is experiencing one of the greatest crises in its history. The country has lost more than 300,000 people to the coronavirus pandemic, which continues to run rampant. . . .

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Western Imperialism and the Role of Sub-imperialism in the Global South

An examination of the significance of BRICS countries as “sub-imperial” powers in the context of global capitalism and imperialism.

New Politics Vol. XVIII No. 2, Whole Number 70

FROM THE EDITORS
 THE U.S. ELECTIONS AND BEYOND
BIDEN REPLACES TRUMP: A MALIGNANT “NORMALCY” IS RESTORED
Thomas Harrison
THE 2020 ELECTIONS IN THE UNITED STATES: A SOCIALIST VIEW FROM AFAR
Rohini Hensman
AUDITING U.S. DEMOCRACY: CLASSICAL LIBERALISM, CONTEMPORARY AMERICA, THE TRUMP YEARS, AND BEYOND
Michael P. McCabe . . .

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Biden Replaces Trump: A Malignant “Normalcy” Is Restored

Biden’s win is the triumph not of democracy but of an oligarchic status quo.

Race, Crisis, and Resistance in the United States

An Interview with Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor discusses the significance of the struggle against racism and police violence.

The 2020 Elections in the United States: A Socialist View From Afar

Many of us watching with envy from afar—“envy” because the destruction of democratic institutions has gone much further in our countries—have nothing but admiration for the way in which a would-be dictator has been peacefully overthrown.

Bolivia’s Elections

The Return of Democracy and an Uncertain Future

Bolivia has given the world an impressive lesson in democracy, but reactionary sectors of the country are once again revealing their anti-democratic impulse.

In Puerto Rico, the 2019 Uprising Produces an Electoral Opening Toward the Left

As the eyes of the world were fixated on the outcome of the U.S. presidential election, the U.S. colony of Puerto Rico produced a more satisfying and historic outcome for the left after its local election on Nov. 3, 2020.

Auditing U.S. Democracy

Classical Liberalism, Contemporary America, the Trump Years, and Beyond

The Trump years were deeply undemocratic, but they did not mark an abandonment of a previously rich democratic politics

Community Schools: Progressive Reform Or Privatization Trojan Horse?

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