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The Spring issue of Dissent features two special sections. The first, on Capitalism Today, edited by Timothy Shenk and Mark Levinson, will include:

  • Alyssa Battistoni on why now is a bad time to call for universal basic income
  • James K. Galbraith on Trump’s promises about American jobs
  • Daniel Luban on Karl Polanyi’s revival
  • Michael Jacobs and Mariana Mazzucato on the dysfunctions of modern capitalism
  • J.W. Mason on why the left still needs the nation state
  • Michael Ralph on how corporations have capitalized on workers’ deaths, from slavery to the present day

The second, a mini-feature on Dissent in Asia, provides a timely overview of both repression and resistance in China, the Philippines, Hong Kong, South Korea, Thailand, and Japan.

Plus: Nelson Lichtenstein on the death of Obamacare, Natasha Lewis on Ken Loach, Evan Malmgren on the alt-right and its memes, Manisha Sinha on slavery in film, Michael Walzer on the task of the left under Trump, poems by Grace Paley, and more. At 192 pages, this is the biggest issue of Dissent in decades.

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