Vol 8 No 1

Spring 2024
  • Guy Laron

Israel’s Bonaparte

To decipher the secret of Benjamin Netanyahu’s success in clinging to power for so many years, this essay follows the history of the class struggle in Israel since the Likud party came to power in 1977. Netanyahu merely tended to a social coalition that was created before he entered politics. However, he proved especially adroit in preserving it.

  • Umair Javed

The Rise and Fall of Imran Khan

Elections held in Pakistan in February witnessed an upsurge of support for the incarcerated former prime minister Imran Khan, despite a brutal wave of military-led suppression. This essay looks at the contours of this upsurge, focusing on its roots in middle-class anger and a crisis of legitimacy for traditional political forces.

  • Katie Rader

Race and the New Deal

This essay reexamines the common scholarly and political refrain that the New Deal was fundamentally racist. In a close examination of the most influential arguments from this view, I show that they fail to make the case that racial animus was the main driver behind the legislation’s shortcomings and present little guidance for moving forward.

  • Christian Parenti

The Cargo Cult of Woke

This essay reviews six recent books on woke ideology and argues that wokeness is not a mirage or distraction but is real and constitutes a major problem for the Western left.

  • Stéfanie Prezioso

The Antifascist Left

This article focuses on Joseph Fronczak’s important work on the genealogy of the Left, or what has been called the Left since the mid-1930s, rooted in antifascism and antifascist struggles. It is an overview of the history of antifascism worldwide for present use.


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Culture Can’t Explain the Arab Revolts

Violence and Representation in the Arab Uprising shows how the Arab revolts empowered democratic citizenship. But a focus on vibrant cultural creativity is no substitute for concrete analysis of political agency and economic structure.