On intellectual property and the Left.
It’s an old adage of city life: commute home to masturbate, but don’t masturbate during the commute.
Our big plans for 2013 and how you can help.
The rise and fall of the Baffler magazine.
Why has the American left neglected this revolutionary inheritance?
I’ve boasted about Jacobin a bunch on this page. Beyond narcissism, it’s rooted in the feeling that our improbable success is symbolic of a wider intellectual shift. Qualify that with sober acknowledgement of the Left’s marginality, include token slaps in the direction of a certain mainstream commentator, strategically add “ youthful” profanity, and there you have it – a successful editor’s note.
Let us borrow a definition from bell hooks: feminism is the struggle to end sexist oppression.
Choosing a visual representation for a collective can be as politically fraught as the drafting of a written manifesto, and the image that graces our masthead is no exception. I presented four options to the Jacobin editorial board, but the debate boiled down to two.
We can await Ezra Klein’s downfall, but the future may not have shit to do with us either.
The alternative is to change our view of what kind of work is socially valuable and to recognize that what happens outside of wage labor — work that sustains and reproduces all of us — should be held in equal esteem.