New Politics Vol. XIII, No. 1, Whole Number 49

From the Editors


  • An exchange on M. Mandell’s review of Wayne Price’s The Abolition of the State: Bennett Muraskin, Jason Schulman, and Marvin Mandell

  • An exchange on Alan Aja’s review of Jacques E. Levy’s Cesar Chavez and Randy Shaw’s Beyond the Fields: Dan La Botz and Alan Aja


  • Introduction, Stephen R. Shalom and Joanne Landy

  • The View from Canada: Obama’s Foreign Policy, Derrick O’Keefe

  • Pakistan: An Exchange

    • Can the Left Become Relevant to Islamic Pakistan?, Pervez Hoodbhoy

    • Pakistan: The Myth of Civilizing War, Adaner Usmani

  • Palling Around with Terrorists: Obama and IsraelPalestine, Stephen R. Shalom

  • Darfur: The World’s Most Famous Humanitarian Disaster, Steven Fake and Kevin Funk

  • Foosball with the Devil: Haiti, Honduras, and Democracy in the Neoliberal Era, Adrienne Pine

  • Revolutionary Prefigurations: The Green Movement, Critical Solidarity, and the Struggle for Iran’s Future, Danny Postel

  • Iran: Reform and Revolution, Yassamine Mather

  • Green Is the New Green: Social Media and the PostElection Crisis in Iran, 2009, Negar Mottahedeh

Race and the Obama Era, Keeanga-Yamahita Taylor

China’s Opium Wars, Rossen Vassilev

Female Genital Cutting, Colonialism, and Women’s Liberation, Amy Littlefield

Moral Equivalence and the “Salvador Option”, Matt Carr

Sobriety and Its Discontents: American Politics in a Post-American World, John Kane

Phyllis Jacobson (1922-2010): A Personal and Political Tribute, Lynn Chancer

Dan La Botz, Ohio’s Socialist Party Candidate for the U.S. Senate


  • Marvin Mandell, A Radical for All Time, rev. of Howard Zinn’s Emma


  • Barry Finger, The Unliquidated Crisis of Capitalism, rev. of Chris Harman, Zombie Capitalism: Global Crisis and the Relevance of Marx

  • Paul Buhle, Anarchism Remembered, rev. of Chaim Weinberg, Forty Years in the Struggle

  • Bill Littlefield, Zirin’s Zinnish Look at the History of Sports, rev. of Dave Zirin, A People’s History of Sports in the United States

  • Matthew N. Lyons, Bringing the Elite to Jesus, rev. of Jeff Sharlet, The Family: the Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power

  • Christine L. Williams, The Counterrevolutionary from Arkansas, rev. of Nelson Lichtenstein, The Retail Revolution: How Wal-Mart Created a Brave New World of Business

  • George Fish, Chomsky, Anarchism, and Socialism, rev. of Noam Chomsky, Chomsky on Anarchism

  • Eric Schuster, Born on the 4th of July, rev. of Andrew M. Schocket, Founding Corporate Power in Early National Philadelphia

  • Carey Harrison, Baudelaire Between the Lines, rev. of Melvin Zimmerman, Baudelaire and Co.

  • Michael Wreszin, “The Piano Ain’t Got No Wrong Notes,” rev. of Robin D. G. Kelley, Thelonious Monk: the Life and Times of an American Original

  • Larry A. Greene, The Life and Times of Hubert Harrison, rev. of Jeffrey B. Perry, Hubert Harrison: The Voice of Harlem Radicalism, 18831918

  • Richard Franke, Peasants or Empire? rev. of Jan Douwe van der Ploeg, The New Peasantries: Struggles for Autonomy and Sustainability in an Era of Empire and Globalization


  • Anti-War Imagery with introduction by Kent Worcester


  • Ernest Erber (1913-2010), Herman Benson