S&D Editorial Board Statement
In Defense of Endangered History
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.
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.
Socialism and Democracy maintains its commitment to an approach that is at once engaged and intellectually rigorous.
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