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 and Riad Azar

RACE, CRISIS, AND RESISTANCE
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

CHANGES IN GLOBAL CAPITALISM

WORKERS OF THE WORLD: GROWTH, CHANGE, AND REBELLION
Kim Moody

WESTERN IMPERIALISM AND THE ROLE OF SUB-IMPERIALISM IN THE GLOBAL SOUTH
Ana Garcia, Miguel Borba, and Patrick Bond

 THE LATIN AMERICAN LEFT

LATIN AMERICA IN THE TIME OF COVID
Mike Gonzalez

BOLIVIA’S ELECTIONS: THE RETURN OF DEMOCRACY AND AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE
Bret Gustafson

IN PUERTO RICO, THE 2019 UPRISING PRODUCES AN ELECTORAL OPENING TOWARD THE LEFT
José A. Laguarta Ramírez

BELARUS: THE PEOPLE’S FIGHT CONTINUES
Hanna Perekhoda

UNIONS, DEMOCRACY, AND THE THIRD CAMP: COMPARING LESSONS FROM NEW POLITICS AND HERMAN BENSON
Lois Weiner

THE TECHNIQUES OF JUSTICE: ORWELL AND CAMUS ON A HANGING AND THE GUILLOTINE
Kristian Williams

COMMUNITY SCHOOLS: PROGRESSIVE REFORM OR PRIVATIZATION TROJAN HORSE?

COMMUNITY SCHOOLS WILL HELP UNIONS AND EDUCATION
Dylan Craig

COMMUNITY SCHOOLS AND THE DANGERS OF ED TECH PRIVATIZATION
John Adam Klyczek

REPLY
Dylan Craig

 REVIEW ESSAY

A LEFTIST PERSPECTIVE ON CHINA’S ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION
Au Loong Yu
Review of Smith, China’s Engine of Ecological Collapse

FILM REVIEW

THE POLITICS OF HELEN KELLER
Keith Rosenthal
Review of Gianvito, Her Socialist Smile

BOOK REVIEWS

ISABEL WILKERSON’S CASTE: THE OCCLUSION OF POLITICAL ECONOMY
Stephen Steinberg
Review of Wilkerson, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents

LOOKING BACK AT MAOISM AND THE GLOBAL LEFT
Kevin B. Anderson
Review of Lovell, Maoism: A Global History

CHINA’S WORKERS BATTLE APPLE AND FOXCONN
Nicki Lisa Cole
Review of Chan and Selden, Dying for an iPhone

CAPITALISM, ROMANTICISM, AND NATURE
John Molyneux
Review of Robert Sayre & Michael Lowy, Romantic Anti-Capitalism and Nature

A STORY FROM A DEFEATED STRUGGLE
Alex de Jong
Review of Hillier, Losing Santhia. Life and Loss in the Struggle for Tamil Eelam

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From The Editors

From the Editors

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[PDF][Print]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 . . .

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The U.S. Elections and Beyond

Biden Replaces Trump: A Malignant “Normalcy” Is Restored

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

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

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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.

Auditing U.S. Democracy

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

Opening Articles

Race, Crisis, and Resistance in the United States

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

Changes in Global Capitalism

Workers of the World: Growth, Change, and Rebellion

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

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

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

The Latin American Left

Latin America in the Time of COVID

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

Bolivia’s Elections

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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

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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.

Articles

Belarus: The People’s Fight Continues

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[PDF][Print]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 . . .

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Community Schools: Progressive Reform Or Privatization Trojan Horse?

Review Essays

Film Reviews

Reviews

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The Occlusion of Political Economy

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

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Capitalism, Romanticism, and Nature

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[PDF][Print]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 . . .

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