We’re in the middle of presidential campaign season in the United States, and in the UK the Labour Party is selecting a new leader. This is a time for short polemics and persuasive blog posts. But Jacobin has never been about just the near-term — we’re an “epochs and continents” sort of publication. Check out some of our best arguments in book form: everything is at cost this weekend.
For decades, Republicans and Democrats alike have employed xenophobic ideas and policies, declaring time and again that “illegal immigration” is a threat to the nation’s security, wellbeing, and future. A powerful and impressively researched account of the long but often forgotten history that gave us Donald Trump.
The forgotten history of Joe Biden, one of the United States’ longest-serving politicians, and one of its least scrutinized. Over nearly fifty years in politics, the man called “Middle-Class Joe” served as a key architect of the Democratic Party’s rightward turn, ushering in the end of the liberal New Deal order and assisting the political takeover of the radical right.
Jacobin founder Bhaskar Sunkara explores socialism’s history since the mid-1800s and presents a realistic vision for its future, and why the socialist tradition still matters today. This is a hardcover!
A Planet to Win explores the political potential and concrete first steps of a Green New Deal. It calls for dismantling the fossil fuel industry, building beautiful landscapes of renewable energy, and guaranteeing climate-friendly work, no-carbon housing, and free public transit.
With an anti-abortion majority on the Supreme Court and several states attempting to outlaw abortion altogether, Jenny Brown has written an indispensable guide to building a fighting feminist movement for reproductive freedom.