S&D Editorial Board Statement
(8/29/2019)

In Defense of Endangered History

A Call to Protect and Reflect on Victor Arnautoff’s 1936 George Washington Murals

The virulent Trump Administration has forced us to once again confront the legacy and enduring power of racism in US society. At the same time, Trumpist politics, in their very extremity, have spurred anti-racist consciousness and organizing across the USA, from calls to abolish ICE to campaigns to tear down the monuments erected to Confederate slaveholders. Similarly, it has been under Trump that calls for reparations to the descendants of slaves have again become topics of broad public discussion, while Congress members and presidential candidates openly avow democratic socialist platforms. Indeed, it may be the case that the very wretchedness of Trump’s billionaire bigotry has helped to lay the basis for a massive growth of the US Left.

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Socialism and Democracy

Socialism and Democracy is committed to showing the continuing relevance of socialist politics and vision. Socialism and Democracy brings together the worlds of scholarship and activism, theory and practice, to examine in depth the core issues and popular movements of our time. The perspective is broadly Marxist, encouraging not only critique of the status quo, but also informed analysis of the many different approaches to bringing about fundamental change, and seeking to integrate issues of race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity and nationality with the traditional focus on class. Articles reflect many disciplines; our geographical scope is global; authors include activists, independent scholars, and poets, as well as academics.

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SPECIAL ISSUES AND SPECIAL SECTIONS

For multi-theme issues and for complete listings, see our Back Issues page.

Issue #71: July 2016 – THE ENERGY TRANSITION

Issue #70: March 2016
– THE FUTURE OF CUBAN SOCIALISM

Issue #69: November 2015
– THE RADICAL LEFT IN EUROPE

Issue #66: November 2014
The Roots of Mass Incarceration: Locking Up Black Dissidents and Punishing the Poor

Issue #65: July 2014
– THE INTERNATIONAL AFTER 150 YEARS: LABOR VS CAPITAL, THEN AND NOW

Issue #64: March 2014 – RADICAL PERSPECTIVES ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Issue #60: November, 2012 – MASS SHOOTINGS; CONTEMPORARY  POPULAR MOVEMENTS; CUBA — A NEW DIRECTION?

Issue #59: July, 2012
– PROMISE AND CHALLENGE OF THE OCCUPY MOVEMENT

Issue #57: November, 2011 – INCLUDES 80-PAGE SPECIAL REPORT, “THE MAOIST REVOLUTION IN INDIA”

Issue #56: July, 2011 – DEMOCRACY VS NEOLIBERALISM IN THE EUROPEAN UNION

Issue #55: March, 2011 – WHAT IS AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES, ITS FOCUS, AND FUTURE?

Issue #54: November, 2010 – MARX FOR TODAY

Issue #53: July, 2010 – REVOLUTION; LIVING MARX; CONJUNCTURE; LITERATURE

Issue #52: March, 2010 – CUBAN PERSPECTIVES ON CUBAN SOCIALISM

Issue #51: November, 2009 – LATIN AMERICA: THE NEW NEOLIBERALISM AND POPULAR MOBILIZATION

Issue #50: July, 2009 – SOCIALISM IN THE AGE OF OBAMA

Issue #48: November, 2008 – RADICAL PERSPECTIVES ON IMMIGRATION

Issue #47: July, 2008 – US FASCISM COMES TO THE SURFACE

Issue #44: July, 2007 – CLASS STRUGGLES IN CHINA; THE UPRISING IN OAXACA

Issue #43: March, 2007 – RACE, CLASS, EMPIRE; THE CARCERAL STATE

Issue #42: November, 2006 – SOCIALISM AND SOCIAL CRITIQUE IN SCIENCE FICTION

Issue #40: March, 2006 – 20th YEAR REFLECTIONS; THE POLITICS OF TORTURE: TWO PLAYS

Issue #39: November, 2005 – THE REAWAKENING OF REVOLUTION IN LATIN AMERICA

Issue #38: July, 2005 – STRATEGIES FOR THE LEFT: A SYMPOSIUM

Issue #37: March, 2005 – LATIN AMERICA; EMPIRE AND METROPOLIS

Issue #36: 2004 – HIP HOP, RACE, AND CULTURAL POLITICS

Issue #35: 2004 – GENDER AND GLOBALIZATION: MARXIST-FEMINIST PERSPECTIVES

Issue #34: 2003 – CUBA; RADICAL VISIONS; RACIAL IDENTITY AND U.S. IMPERIALISM; ACTIVISM

Issue #33: 2003 – RADICAL PERSPECTIVES ON RACE AND RACISM

Issue #32: 2002 – THE CUBAN FIVE; THE PALESTINE QUESTION

Issue #31: 2002 – BRECHT’S MANIFESTO; REPARATIONS; AFTER 9/11

Issue #29: 2001 – CUBA IN THE 1990s: ECONOMY, POLITICS, AND SOCIETY