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Cuomo, Wall Street and Class Struggle at CUNY

By Glenn Kissack* Introduction On May 12, 2016, the Professional Staff Congress (PSC) – the union representing faculty and staff at the City University of New York – announced the results of a strike authorization vote: 92 percent of the … Continue reading

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Alvaro García Linera, Plebeian Power: Collective Action and Indigenous, Working-Class and Popular Identities in Bolivia

(Chicago: Haymarket Books, 2014), 345 pp., $28. Alvaro García Linera, twice-elected vice-president of Bolivia, is the continent’s most prominent theoretician-politician to place “twenty-first century Latin American left” thought in a Marxist framework. All but one of the book’s ten chapters … Continue reading

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David R. Pilgrim, Understanding Jim Crow: Using Racist Memorabilia to Teach Tolerance and to Promote Social Justice; Foreword by Henry Louis Gates

(Oakland, CA: PM Press, 2015), 187 pp., $19.95. David Pilgrim’s Understanding Jim Crow is a look back at the images that helped justify the racist system that existed in the south from the end of Reconstruction in about 1877 until … Continue reading

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Inez Hedges, World Cinema and Cultural Memory

(London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), 190 pp., $95.00. It would appear that the distinction between memory and history is simple and straightforward. Memory is what we remember, history is what actually happened. Furthermore, memory and history are the domains of art … Continue reading

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Howard Brick and Christopher Phelps, Radicals in America: The U.S. Left Since the Second World War

(New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015), 355 pp., $24.99. With the resurgence of radical activism in post-9/11 America, Howard Brick and Christopher Phelps’ Radicals in America: The U.S. Left Since the Second World War comes at a pivotal moment.  The … Continue reading

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Melanie E.L. Bush and Roderick D. Bush, Tensions in the American Dream: Rhetoric, Reverie, or Reality reviewed by Bob Barber

(Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2015), 258 pp., $29.95. The “American Dream” – what does that mean? In a season where it is cited by everyone from presidential candidates to the “Dreamers” (undocumented immigrants from around the world) to people on … Continue reading

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Roberta Salper, Domestic Subversive: A Feminist’s Take on the Left, 1960-1976 reviewed by Ti-Grace Atkinson

(Tucson, AZ: Anaphora Literary Press, 2014), 234 pp., $20. Roberta Salper’s political diary recounts her development as a feminist and as a progressive. These two ideological strands often seem to grow independently of each other, although Salper is usually conscious … Continue reading

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Notes on Contributors

Samuel Arnold is assistant professor of political science at Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth, Texas. His publications include articles on John Rawls’s theory of justice, fairness in the distribution of meaningful and empowering work, and liberal egalitarian theory … Continue reading

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