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Rebuilding the Working Class  

Trump isn’t an aberration but a consequence. He is a harrowing mix of monster and buffoon and rallying those who are outraged will be an important part of winning in 2018. But two generations of a falling standard of living …



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A Revolution from Within  

At a televised town hall last year, Trevor Hill, a college student from New York University, noted a rising distaste among young Americans for capitalism. He asked House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi if she thought her party might consider shifting …





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What Is a Generation?  

What is a generation? Surely it is not just a matter of age or biology, but something more—a collective frustration with the world as it is and a desire to find new ways to change it. Occupy, Black Lives Matter, …



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Hollinghurst’s Ghosts  

The Sparsholt Affair by Alan Hollinghurst Knopf, 2018, 432 pp. Keith Vaughan, “Drawing of a seated male nude,” 1949 (The estate of Keith Vaughan) If a novel gains its reader’s regard but not her affection, does she like it? Can …



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Seizing the Means of Reproduction  

How All Politics Became Reproductive Politics: From Welfare Reform to Foreclosure to Trump by Laura Briggs University of California Press, 2018, 304 pp. Sketch for a 1976 Wages for Housework poster (MayDay Rooms / Creative Commons) In the 1970s, feminists …





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