New Politics Vol. XVIII No. 1, Whole Number 69

In this issue:

From The Editors

From the Editors

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[PDF][Print]Even though it is only half over, 2020 has already proved to be one of the most tumultuous—and inspiring—years in recent political history. It has been a year of dramatic swings backwards and forwards, with hope . . .

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Opening Articles

The Movement for Black Lives Is Different This Time

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An assessment of the ongoing protests and developing movement following the murder of George Floyd.

The COVID Crisis

Pandemic, Depression, and Authoritarianism

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The United States confronts an uncertain future in the face of an unprecedented situation.

Coronavirus and the World Economy

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The coronavirus pandemic has both detonated a global economic crisis and exacerbated a preexisting crisis, economic and political, of the capitalist world economy.

A Global View of Coronavirus, Medical Policy, and Research

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[PDF][Print]In 2019, a new virus of the coronavirus family emerged in Wuhan, China, and the disease that was caused by this virus was named COVID-19 to indicate both the virus associated with it and the year . . .

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Organizing After Bernie -- Activists Respond

Organizing After Bernie — Activists Respond

[PDF][Print]THE HISTORIC SANDERS CAMPAIGN has come to a close, and the strength of social movements will be critical after November, whether to build the left in the face of a Democratic president carrying out the party’s . . .

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Moving on from Bernie

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The effort of the media, the DNC, and the Dem establishment to bring Bernie’s campaign to a grinding halt highlights the limits of electoral politics.

The Struggle for Power Continues

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Takeaways from the Sanders campaign and recommendations on a possible road forward.

After Bernie, DSA Will Be Essential

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Bernie Sanders’ campaign for president has changed politics as we know it.

We’re Not Just Along for the Ride

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How socialists in organizations outside of the Sanders campaign operate and what this situation demands of us.

Articles

U.S. Imperialism and Africa’s “Perfect Storm”

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Public health crisis, financial crash, and the new scramble for Africa.

Anti-Imperialism and the Rise of Authoritarianism, “Left” and Right

Anti-Imperialism and the Rise of Authoritarianism, “Left” and Right

[PDF][Print]WITH MILITARISM AND AUTHORITARIANISM ON THE RISE in numerous global and regional powers, there is a crucial need for updating and strengthening a politics of socialist anti-imperialism. Historically, many on the left felt the need to . . .

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From the Russian Revolution to Russia Today

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The relationship between Russia and the left from 1917.

Authoritarianism and Resistance in India

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Samantha Agarwal discusses the foundations of BJP rule in India and prospects for resistance.

China and the United States: A New Cold War

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The United States and China are locked in a spiraling conflict over everything from the pandemic to trade, investment, high tech, geopolitics, and military hegemony in Asia.

“Campism” and the “New” (Anti-) Imperialisms

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An exploration of the meaning and implications of “campism.”

Review Essays

Robbers, Takers, and Givers

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A review essay of Tithi Bhattacharya’s collection “Social Reproduction Theory: Remapping Class, Recentering Oppression”

Walking the Tightrope: Latin America’s Pink Tide

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A review essay on Steve Ellner’s collection on the Latin American turn to the left.

Music Review

Painting the Passports Brown

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A review of Bob Dylan’s “Murder Most Foul.”

Reviews

Theory in Revolutionary Times

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A review of a collection of articles from the early years of The Socialist Register.

The Farm Equipment Workers

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A review of Toni Gilpin’s history of labor struggles in the American heartland.

Analyzing the Communist Manifesto

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The Communist Manifesto never seems to go out of style for very long.

Dark Satanic Mills

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A review of Josh Freeman’s history of factories.

Exchange

Surrogacy, Exploitation, and Commodification

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Sara Lee and Alexandra Holmstrom-Smith debate the position that the left should take on surrogacy, arrangements where a woman agrees to bear a child for others.

 

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