I’m pleased to announce the release of our latest issue. It features some of our finest essays yet and clocks in at over 70 pages. Particular standouts include Peter Frase’s rumination on the decline of the Baffler magazine, a publication more fit for the snark-filled 90s than the promise of our own era, and Seth Ackerman’s long exegesis on the economics of a feasible socialism.
We’ve been sitting on our new issue for some time now waiting for a web redesign to foist it on the world along with new bloggers – Corey Robin and Richard Seymour, among them. But we’ve had some snags.
The entire double issue clocks in at almost 100 advertisement free pages. Design by Remeike Forbes.
“What would Don King do?” Something I ask myself every time I need to promote Jacobin writers. It’s done wonders. But which of them will return the favor?
Not a goddamn one, apparently.
As of today, the total level of U.S. student debt is estimated to have passed $1 trillion. To mark the occasion, the Occupy Student Debt campaign has planned 1T Day, centering on a “debt jubilee” that will be presided over by Reverend Billy in NYC’s Union Square at 4 p.
Don’t call it a comeback. Months ago, at the height of last winter’s Occupy eruption, I wrote that we were “in the last throes of the era of Ezra Klein.
We can await Ezra Klein’s downfall, but the future may not have shit to do with us either.
John talked about his latest Jacobin article, which details austerity measures in the Sunshine State. Check out the entire interview.
With Dissent and Jacobin’s student debt panel coming up this Saturday, I visited the Occupy Student Debt Campaign’s website. The group headlines four “principles”:
1) Tuition-Free Public Higher Education2) Zero-Interest Student Loans3) Private Colleges Must Open Their Books4) Student Debt Written Off In The Spirit of Jubilee
The accompanying text notes that the campaign is “translating the precepts and working ideals of the Occupy movement into an initiative for action.