Matt Karp

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Matt Karp is an associate professor of history at Princeton University and a Jacobin contributing editor.

Decent, Responsible Moderates for Bernie Sanders

The United States is the only developed country in the world that does not guarantee all its citizens health insurance, family leave, childcare, and a college education. The Democratic Party elites opposing Bernie Sanders and these measures aren’t “moderates” — they’re conservatives.

Slavery Was Defeated Through Mass Politics

The overthrow of slavery in the United States wasn't a byproduct of capitalist development nor the triumph of an enlightened activist vanguard. It was a battle waged and won in the field of democratic mass politics — a battle that holds enormous lessons for radicals today.