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Bernie Sanders the Realist

Pundits love to narrate progressive politics as a story of “dreamers” like Bernie Sanders versus “realists” who understand the political constraints they face. They may be right about those roles — but they’ve got the casting backward. Sanders is the realist in this election.

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  • Issue No. 35 out now!
  • Fall 2019

From Socialism to Populism and Back

In this issue

Is This the Future Liberals Want?

In a 2020 campaign against Donald Trump, a bet on Elizabeth Warren is a risky wager on its own terms. But over the next twenty years, a turn toward progressive technocracy is not a bet at all — it’s an unconditional surrender to class dealignment.

Black Power in White Australia

The movement for Aboriginal self-determination has a rich history, steeped in the internationalism of anti-colonial struggles and black liberation movements throughout the world. We shouldn’t ignore it.

Who’s Afraid of Karl Marx?

Brazil’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro stokes his base’s fears by warning of the “communist threat” posed by “cultural Marxism.” But if you don’t make a living off exploiting workers, there’s no reason to be afraid of Karl Marx and his friends.

James Thindwa, Presente

He wasn’t a household name, or even well-known outside Chicago labor and community organizing circles. But James Thindwa, who died this week after a long bout with cancer, was as dedicated, hard-working, and joyful of an organizer as was humanly possible — whose impact will continue to ripple across Chicago and beyond long after his death.

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