It’s been one year since Donald Trump was inaugurated, and one year since millions of people flooded to the streets for the anti-inauguration protests and the women’s marches to welcome Trump to his first day in office. This US politics reading list will inform and inspire readers to keep resisting.
In one of his final statements, Nicos Poulantzas discusses the relationship between Marx and Lenin, communist parties and social movements, and the institutions of representative democracy after the Eurocommunist turn.
“Black women will save us!” has become a kind of liberal refrain following the presidential election (where 94% of Black women voters supported Clinton) and the emergence of Maxine Waters and Kamala Harris as congressional gadflies.
Youth grievance was a major part of the 59 per cent vote that forced the resignation of Italy's former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi in December 2016. Crankish remarks by the Democratic Party’s labour minister about young people leaving the country reflect the often gerontocratic codes of Italian public life, but they also drew political debate back onto one of the country’s defining social ills.