The next ten years might be tough.
President Chelsea Clinton will likely suspend civil liberties in the wake of the Second Roomba Uprising, acid wash jeans will be back in style, and you’ll spend most days hunkered in your libertarian neighbor’s climate-controlled bunker.
But you can guarantee that you’ll have something wonderful to read through it all!
For just $295, you can be one of our founding subscribers, receive a special gift, preview upcoming issues, and most importantly ensure that Jacobin survives for years to come.
When Jacobin was founded in 2010, we had modest ambitions. But with your help we’ve managed to become a leading voice of the US left, offering hundreds of thousands of readers perspectives to not just understand, but change the world.
Next year, we’ll put together 1,300 original essays, release more paperback books, add to our network of over sixty reading groups, and host an international event series — all while putting together a magazine that’s both accessible and sophisticated.
Imagine where we can be, with your help, in another ten.
But even as our audience grows, with rising postage and all the other expenses involved with producing in print, we have to count on you, our most committed readers, to thrive.
Jacobin relies almost entirely on our subscribers. We have never received any foundation support or mysterious briefcases filled with unmarked currency.
(Okay, that last thing happened — but only just once.)
There’s no better way to show your commitment to radical thought than to place your faith with us now. And if we’re both right, after a decade you’ll be reading for free until you meet a peaceful demise in a publicly-owned retirement commune.
With your help we’ll be able to hire more staff, support our artists and writers, and embark on a development program that will see the magazine reach sustainable print circulations of 50,000 in less than three years.
These would be heights unseen for an American socialist publication since the halcyon days of Appeal to Reason and the original International Socialist Review.
The focus of the magazine will remain consistent. We’ll continue to connect seemingly disparate events to an exploitative social system that tramples human potential and hurls us toward environmental catastrophe.
Jacobin, after all, was founded with the understanding that a better world is possible and will come into being by challenging capitalism and those who profit from class society.
There’s only so much we can do by ourselves. Yet before long, Jacobin’s success will attract others, helping to forge the nucleus of a diverse socialist press for the new century.
It won’t manufacture a movement by itself, but these publications will be able to support those that inevitably emerge.
It all starts with you today.