New Politics Vol. XIII No. 2, Whole Number 50

Why We Publish

Letters, Seth Farber, George Fish, Steven Saxonberg, Betty Reid Mandell

Campaign for Peace and Democracy, Statement on Iran


  • From “Hope” to Hopeless: The Democrats’ Debacle, Lance Selfa
  • Rip It Up and Start Again, Chris Maisano
  • A Socialist Campaign in Ohio, Dan La Botz

After 50 years: Has Landrum-Griffin Been Good or Bad for Unions?, Herman Benson

What Is Union Democracy?, Robert Fitch

“We Want To Be Heard”, Robert Joe Stout

Public Sector Workers and the Crisis, Barry Finger

The Jobs Crisis: How to Solve It and Begin to Fix Our Broken Economy, Gertrude Schaffner Goldberg and Marguerite Rosenthal

Fields of Battle, Fields of Play, Bill Littlefield

Co-opted, Bhaskar Sunkara

1937/38 in the Socialist Party and the Socialist Workers Party, Mike Wood

The Soul of Man Under . . . Anarchism?, Kristian Williams

The Popular Front, a Social and Political Tragedy: The Case of France, Dan La Botz

Savior in the Desert, Interview with Lois Martin, Barbara Schram


  • Michael Hirsch, Remembrance of Politics Past, rev. of Christopher Hitchens, Hitch 22, a Memoir

  • G. M. Goshgarian, Genocide Denial Light, rev. of Ece Temelkuran, Deep Mountain

  • Paul Buhle, The Health Workers’ Struggle, rev. of Cal Winslow, Labor’s Civil War in California and Paul Krehbiel, Shades of Justice, a Memoir

  • Michael Wreszin, An Intellectual Publisher or a Successful Huckster?, rev. of Alan Brinkley, The Publisher: Henry Luce and His American Century

  • Steven Colatrella, Is It a Dream or a Lie If It Doesn’t Come True (or is it something worse)? rev. of Jefferson Cowie, Stayin’ Alive

  • Michael Löwy, Marx and the Non-Western World, rev. of Kevin B. Anderson, Marx at the Margins: On Nationalism, Ethnicity, and Non-Western Societies

  • Betty Reid Mandell, The Crime of Poverty, rev. of Loic Wacquant, Punishing the Poor: The Neoliberal Government of Social Insecurity

  • Reginald Wilson, Fate of a Champion, rev. of Wil Haygood, Life and Times of Sugar Ray Robinson


  • Kent Worcester, Portrait of a Misfit, as seen in the art of Daniel Clowes