The police have always been used as a tool for the social control of minority populations and to protect the power and property of the elite. A reading list that puts the call for the abolishment of the police in historical context.
The debates that arise from discussions of “cancel culture” recall the classical arguments in political thought over freedom of expression, despite the fact that the substance of these arguments is almost never examined. We should look at them more closely, however, because they raise fundamental questions about how we should act politically and what constitutes a good society.
A reading list of US politics books on what to learn from the Bernie Sanders campaign, the legacy of Henry Wallace, the emotion driving members of the US Communist Party in the mid twentieth century and more.
Vivian Gornick reads other people's diaries, Andrea Long Chu plays D&D, Enzo Traverso considers the siege of Leningrad, Hazel Carby reads privilege and anxiety, Geoff Mann locates hornswoggle, Asad Haider reads courageously, and more.