Donald Trump's recent outbursts against Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley have been roundly condemned. But what has often been neglected in the ensuing controversy is the background in Nancy Pelosi's extraodinary attacks on the four congresswomen. Instead, argues Eli Zaretsky, what we need is a Democratic party who, unlike Pelosi, can stand up for the most vulnerable.
Christopher Connery on the nature of the Chinese economy following the initiation of market reforms from the late 1970s, the compatibility between authoritarianism and neoliberalism, and the legacy of the Tiananmen Square massacre, with Alex Doherty on the Politics Theory Other podcast. The interview was prompted by Christopher's excellent article on neoliberalism in China which you can find in the Jan-Feb issue of the New Left Review.