Thoughts on politics, social movements, and the 2012 elections.
Putting full employment at the center of a new left-wing strategy.
A leading Civil War historian challenges the new orthodoxy about how slavery ended in America.
We asked a former West Point professor about teaching literature at the nation’s most prestigious military academy. What he told us revealed the truth behind the country’s most elite warrior caste — and how liberal heroes like Thoreau and the Beats inspire the next generation of “Runaway Generals.”
From Blackbeard to Kim Dotcom, has piracy been a radical force?
Why has the American left neglected this revolutionary inheritance?
When it comes to reforming our food system, consumer choice isn’t enough.
Of far more legitimate concern than the impending subversion of world order by greenwashed commie terrorists is, of course, that the fabrication of such threats contributes to a blanket delegitimization of environmental activism.
“Good gentrifiers” and the new Brooklyn aesthetic.
The transatlantic convergence of two revolutionaries.
Or, why is there still socialism in the United States?
Design plays a central role in cultural reproduction. This isn’t necessarily a good thing, for anyone.
Sex workers and their would-be saviors.
We need more grand histories. But 5,000 years of anecdotes is no substitute for real political economy.
Jacobin’s existence is more precarious than publications with less reach than us.
Communal celebration has deep roots in human culture. Why shouldn’t the Left embrace it?
Why environmentalists’ fear of bigness dooms the developing world.
Let us borrow a definition from bell hooks: feminism is the struggle to end sexist oppression.
Few in the West are aware of the drama unfolding in today’s “epicenter of global labor unrest.” A scholar of China exposes its tumultuous labor politics and their lessons for the Left.
An Interview with Chris Hayes.