Helen Yaffe, author of We Are Cuba!, talks about the long sweep of Cuban economic history since the 1959 revolution, and also about those recent “pro-democracy” protests.
Behind the News
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Host Doug Henwood covers the worlds of economics and politics and their complex interactions, from the local to the global.
A time-tunnel trip back to January: Jodi Dean on Trump and American fascism, and Quinn Slobodian, co-author of this article, on Querdenken, the eclectic German anti-mask movement that joins hippies and petty capitalists (vacation-induced rebroadcast of a show that first ran in January) photo: Jon Tyson via Unsplash
Mia Jankowicz of the London office of Business Insider reports on Sherri Tenpenny, the antivaxxer who claimed before the Ohio legislature that covid shots make you magnetic. And business and economic historian Sanford Jacoby, author of Labor in the Age of Finance, looks back on labor’s alliance with Wall Street in mounting the shareholder revolution. photo: Joshua … Continued
Sean Jacobs and Will Shoki of Africa Is a Country explain why South Africans rioted last month and what’s happened to the African National Congress over the decades. And the political economist Max Krahé, author of this report, explains why market mechanisms aren’t up to the climate crisis and some kind of central planning is necessary.
A fundraiser, featuring Rupa Marya and Raj Patel, authors of Inflamed: Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice, an examination of how environmental ruin and social tension makes people sick.
Robert Fatton, professor of politics at the University of Virginia, discusses the July 7 assassination of Jovenel Moïse, the president of Haiti, under extremely murky circumstances, and the long history that led up to it. Plus fundraising.
Christian Parenti looks at carbon dioxide removal, an underappreciated technology that could stave off climate collapse. And the anthropologist Kareem Rabie talks explores a new town development on the West Bank—has real estate development become the neoliberal substitute for nation building in Palestine? photo: Chris LeBoutillier via Unsplash
Isabella Weber, author of How China Escaped Shock Therapy, on Chinese economic reform. photo: Li Yang via Unsplash
Joseph Darda, author of How White Men Won the Culture Wars, on the Vietnam vet and the consolidation of white identity. And Joshua Adams, author of this article, on the stakes of the critical race theory debate and what the world would look like should the haters win.
• Political economist Sam Gindin, author of this piece, talks about competition and the working class • Leslie London, director of Observatory Civic Association in Cape Town, South Africa, on a fight against Amazon. The Facebook page for the campaign is here. • Tana Ganeva, a journalist specializing in criminal justice, talks about the prevalence … Continued