New Politics Vol. XVIII No. 4, Whole Number 72
In this issue:
From The Editors
The editors assess the political conjuncture and prospects for socialism today.
The Climate Crisis
In August 2021, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)—the UN-sponsored body that brings together the world’s leading climate scientists—issued its latest report on what is happening to the world’s climate. We have known for decades . . .
What can the original New Deal teach us about how to mobilize a Green New Deal?
Schleifer and Fischer make a case for the importance of animal liberation as part of the struggle for socialism.
The Fight to Defend Abortion Rights: A Roundtable
We at New Politics have been horrified by the passage of laws in Texas and Mississippi aimed at reversing Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that upheld women’s right to choose an abortion. The . . .
It is a safe bet that Roe v. Wade will not fare well in the Supreme Court’s 2021-22 Term.
The history of the erosion of Roe v. Wade is marked by misguided and failed movement reliance on electoral politics and legalistic strategy.
The shortcomings of the reproductive rights movement are related to racism within the major reproductive rights groups.
Weiner discusses education reform and prospects for resistance in recent years.
Layan Kayed, who was imprisoned by Israel for her activism, discusses organizing by students and women.
La Botz analyzes the pseudo anti-imperialist character of campism and calls for genuine internationalism of workers against imperialism.
Women in Afghanistan
The Taliban’s takeover of power after the United States’ brutal twenty-year imperialist occupation is a catastrophe for women not only in Afghanistan but throughout the world.
The Legacy of Erich Fromm
Erich Fromm (1900-1980) was a humanistic psychoanalyst, writer, and activist influenced by the theories of Marx and Freud, though critical of both.
Remer analyzes far-right politics in light of Erich Fromm’s psychoanalytic theory.
The collection of essays delivers a relatively cohesive critique of Marx’s ideas and influence—one that is, to my mind, balanced if not always fair.
With the completion of his biography of Hubert Harrison, Jeffrey B. Perry has made a monumental contribution to our understanding of one of Black history’s most important yet neglected figures. Hubert Henry Harrison (1883-1927) was the first . . .
Ferguson lays out the issues, doesn’t hide behind political labels, and advances a sophisticated analysis that crystallizes some contemporary thinking.
Kevin B. Anderson’s1 latest offering, Dialectics of Revolution, brings forward diverse perspectives on the concept of dialectics that have been discussed over the past two centuries. Beginning from Hegel, Anderson extends the discussion to Marx and . . .