New Politics Vol. XVIII No. 2, Whole Number 70
In this issue:
From The Editors
The U.S. Elections and Beyond
Biden’s win is the triumph not of democracy but of an oligarchic status quo.
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.
Changes in Global Capitalism
An examination of the global working-class labor force in the twenty-first century.
An examination of the significance of BRICS countries as “sub-imperial” powers in the context of global capitalism and imperialism.
The Latin American Left
Gonzalez examines the development of Latin American political economy and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bolivia has given the world an impressive lesson in democracy, but reactionary sectors of the country are once again revealing their anti-democratic impulse.
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.
More than ever, the organized popular classes in Belarus must take the initiative in favor of political and social change in order to prevent the frustration of this genuinely popular movement by forces opposed to their interests, whether pro-Russian or pro-Western.
Camus and Orwell both understood that the justification for state violence depends on describing it in such a way as to not convey too specific an image of the actual event.
Community Schools: Progressive Reform Or Privatization Trojan Horse?
Community schools are a way to address the challenges faced by low-income school districts; they also provide a unique opportunity to create bottom-up, democratically controlled school governance.
Bottom-up democracy through community schools sounds like a great idea, but there are many dangers from these ‘charter schools on steroids.”
As “part of China,” we Hong Kongers have seen how China’s economic growth has contributed to the degradation of its environment. To be fair, Hong Kong’s economic takeoff had already harmed its environment before China took . . .
Wilkerson’s adroit storytelling jumps off the page, but the glaring omission in her book is political economy.
Foxconn promises the world but delivers hell, as the authors lay bare.
As against nearly a century of debates over Stalinism, the international left has never come to terms with Maoism, especially its global impact.
Robert Sayre and Michael Löwy’s Romantic Anti-capitalism and Nature is an extremely interesting book—enjoyable, informative, and intellectually stimulating.