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In the early 1990s Pelican Bay Prison was a cesspool of brutality. But in ending its worst years, did a judge civilize the cruel practice of solitary confinement?
As organized labor searches for a viable strategy to endure and grow, its limited footholds in American higher education are coming loose.
In his quietly devastating book Another Day in the Death of America, Gary Younge argues that all Americans, not just the ones who pull the trigger, are complicit in gun violence.
Since the Great Recession, Karl Polanyi has become a totem for social democracy. But as a new biography of him suggests, Polanyi himself is an uneasy fit as spokesman for any specific social order.
Coal embodies capitalism’s most telling paradox: that the most lucrative industries are often the most dangerous. And from the days of slavery to the present, corporations have found ways to profit from the resulting deaths.
Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake shows the cruelties of the UK’s benefits system, but fails to challenge the idea that benefits should only go to the “deserving” poor.
Understanding the “alt-right” means spending less time looking to its leaders for ideological coherence and more on understanding how its base exercises power.
The participation of American physicians and psychologists in torture during the Iraq War era became part of an American version of “malignant normality”—a phenomenon I first attributed to Nazi doctors during the Holocaust.
An uncompromising champion of the labor movement, sharp critic of authoritarianism both left and right, and early proponent of “intersectionality,” French activist and writer Daniel Guérin is an essential companion to today’s debates on the left.