The Nameless

“Most of those who made the movement weren’t the famous; they were the faceless. They weren’t the noted; they were the nameless—the marchers with tired feet, the protestors beaten back by billy clubs and fire hoses, the unknown women and …

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Summer Issue Preview: American Movements

As July approaches, we’re excited to offer you a glimpse of our forthcoming Summer issue, which ships on July 1 and launches online July 6. The issue includes a special section on “American Movements,” surveying the accomplishments and the limits of some …

Marilyn Bensman, 1925–2015

Dissent is deeply saddened at the loss of Dr. Marilyn Bensman, a fighter, radical, feminist, and sociologist who taught at Lehman College.  She was a longtime reader and supporter of Dissent. Funeral services will be held at Plaza Jewish Community Chapel at …

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[VIDEO] Asia and Dissent in a Time of Strongman Leaders

In February, Dissent and the India-China Institute co-hosted a panel on “Asia and Dissent in a Time of Strongman Leaders” at the New School, with Alexis Dudden speaking on Japan’s Shinzo Abe, Nina Khrushcheva on Russia’s Vladimir Putin, Ross Perlin on China’s Xi Jinping, and Sanjay Ruparelia on India’s Narendra Modi. The panel was moderated by Dissent editorial board member Jeffrey Wasserstrom.

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Introducing the Solidarity Sub

Dissent has always been more than just the sum of its writing. It is a political community, across several generations and at least as many continents; a forum for debating visions of social change; a vehicle for advancing radical and egalitarian ideals.

These are the enduring ideals of the left—our striving for social and economic equality, our faith in our collective ability to enact democratic change. Over several decades, some of the left’s sharpest writers have given voice to these ideals in our pages.

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