A Politics of DissonanceToby Lee

“People getting together.” This is a phrase that comes up early and often in Organize Your Own: The Politics and Poetics of Self-Determination Movements (Soberscove, 2017). In the introduction to the book, Daniel Tucker, the curator of the exhibition and … Continue reading "A Politics of Dissonance"

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Comrade Love and Comrade SpellJoshua Stanley

Whoever pride in the face I went for a ride with my friend on the shore of our news where all the objects were and there was no waste to love or be an end for politics in the fantasy … Continue reading "Comrade Love and Comrade Spell"

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British Election Nights, Despair, and Hope: A Personal HistoryDavid Hesmondhalgh

British election nights have followed a certain pattern for decades. The polling stations close at 10 p.m. The ballot boxes are delivered to municipal sports halls across the country, where local government employees count the votes through the night, before … Continue reading "British Election Nights, Despair, and Hope: A Personal History"

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A New Diagnosis for Capitalism: Tristam Vivian Adams’ The Psychopath FactoryLinnéa Hussein

“What if we’re living in a world full of super-social psychopaths?” is the question posed by Tristam Vivian Adams early on in his book The Psychopath Factory: How Capitalism Organizes Empathy. Scary, as the term “psychopath” immediately triggers thoughts about … Continue reading "A New Diagnosis for Capitalism: Tristam Vivian Adams’ The Psychopath Factory"

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Popular CultureWendy Trevino

1. “No matter how much you feel it, you want To feel it even more.” That’s the feeling Tony Bennett says he sees in Amy Winehouse when they meet to record “Body & Soul” in March 2011 For Bennett’s album … Continue reading "Popular Culture"

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What Does One Do In the Face of a Lawless Administration?Michael Denning

Note: Since April 25, 2017, eight graduate teachers who are members of UNITE HERE Local 33 have engaged in The Fast Against the Slow, a fast to move the Yale administration to negotiate. For more details, see https://www.facebook.com/local33unitehere/ The global … Continue reading "What Does One Do In the Face of a Lawless Administration?"

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French Elections: The Hour of DangerSylvie Mikowski

All journalists and commentators predicted that the first round of the French presidential elections could bring about real surprises; but, in fact, it didn’t. Well, at least not really. Of course, with the qualification of Macron and Le Pen, it … Continue reading "French Elections: The Hour of Danger"

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“Original Sin,” Slavery, and American InnocenceJohn Patrick Leary

“Slavery, America’s original sin” is one of the most common ways in which human bondage is invoked in journalism, punditry, and popular history today. What is suggested by this theological metaphor for a brutal history of exploitation—and where does it … Continue reading "“Original Sin,” Slavery, and American Innocence"

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