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The Black Oceanic Imagination in Rivers Solomon’s “The Deep”

by Aris Kian
“In their ambitious second novella, Solomon explores questions  of remembrance and well-being and considers answers that could only be found within a fictional landscape.”

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Review: “Wages Against Artwork: Decommodified Labor and the Claims of Socially Engaged Art”

by Joseph Richards
“Thus, the biggest contribution of this book is to put economic and aesthetic theory together, to see what happens when the aesthetic is subjected to a Marxist analysis.”

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“Expertise” as Systematized Historical Amnesia: Springborg’s Egypt as a Case Study

by Zeyad el Nabolsy
“Overall, one can say that this book rests on key distortions of recent Egyptian history, and it is primarily valuable as a case study in how expertise in the service of imperialism is constituted.”

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Review: The United States of War” by David Vine

by Fabrizio Martino
“Vine’s book allows the reader to have a full understanding of the evolution of American imperialism…”

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Review: Reflections on Postcolonialism

By Bryant Scott
“Above all, postcolonialism remains a heterogenous and eclectic body of thought that has proven widely adaptable in providing new angles on all sorts of phenomena, from the origins of modernity to neoliberalism and globalization.”

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Review: “The Heart of a Woman: The Life and Music of Florence B. Price” by Rae Linda Brown

by A. Kori Hill
“The Heart of a Woman: The Life and Music of Florence B. Price is a much needed addition to scholarship on Black composers, American music history, Black women’s creative lives, and Florence Price herself.”

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Sabotage, Survival, and SUVs: An Interview with Andreas Malm

On January 22, I met with Andreas Malm over Zoom to discuss his book, How to Blow Up a Pipeline, which was recently made available in the US by Verso books. We discussed the unique challenges faced by the movement against climate change, the history and power of strategic violence, and what the future might […]

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Roberto Lovato’s Epic Memoir “Unforgetting” Bends the Space Time Continuum

by Freddy Jesse Izaguirre
“Lovato’s fresh voice, which some may erroneously categorize as ‘new,’ is that of a longtime revolutionary who’s lived a life as colorful as the ones he’s depicted through masterful storytelling.”

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Pre-Marxism in the Last Instance: A Review of Chantal Mouffe’s “For a Left Populism”

by Brant Roberts
“The current political order is riddled with obstacles along legal and economic lines, not to mention the concrete structure of the state, making social democratic reforms appear more utopian than communism.”

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History from the Non-Region: A Review of Kristen Ghodsee’s Second World, Second Sex: Socialist Women’s Activism and Global Solidarity during the Cold War

by Brant Roberts
“Undoubtedly this book will ruffle the feathers of many western liberal feminists who feel that they, and they alone, brought equal rights for women to the rest of the world and felt themselves to be the shining beacon of freedom for all women to follow.