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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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Creative Work Poetry

four poems

by Keagan Wheat
“I had been thinking
about my fading memory
of dinosaurs, my fading
desire to prove a boyhood
by standards I disregard.”

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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.

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Film Reviews Reviews

Jusqu’ici Tout Va Bien: La Haine 25 Years Later

by Brant Roberts
“Amid rebellions throughout the US after the police-murder of George Floyd and the popular calls for abolishing the police, the messages of La Haine continue to be urgent, relevant, and important.”

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Review: Houston Bound – Culture and Color in a Jim Crow City by Tyina Steptoe

by Ahmed H. Sharma
“Employing vivid scholarship and strategic sources on race and ethnicity in Houston through sound, Steptoe successfully proves her vigor as an historian and scholar while simultaneously displaying her skills as a writer.”

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Essays Political Theory

Paradise Under Siege: Institutionalizing the Kashmir Occupation

by Jazzib Akhtar
“The region of Jammu and Kashmir has long been under occupation for 70 years, and on the Indian side it has experienced a long list of human rights abuses.”

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Creative Work Poetry

Ashes In My Mouth

by Jazzib Akhtar
“There’s a harshness to the blue mist I’m smoking. It’s a familiar sting that lingers like unhealed scars.”

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Review of: The Man-Not: Race, Class, Genre, and the Dilemmas of Black Manhood

By Amir Jaima
“As a Black man, this text is a vindication; and as an academic, it is an invitation to engage in impactful scholarship that has real-world, anti-racist implications.”

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Creative Work Essays Houston Houston Articles

Fresher Fields Than Houston: Wilfred Owen, Z-Ro and the Apocalypse of Imperialism

by M.C. Zendejas
“One must wonder, however, whether this complicity characterizes imperialism as unchangeable, or merely recognizes that immediate change is impossible, that change is not a single event but a historical process. After all, if we are to dare to invent tomorrow’s utopia we must first start by acknowledging today’s dystopia, beginning with our place in it.”

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Defiance in the Face of Imperialism: A Review of Bacurau

by Brant Roberts
“An explicit allegory to antifascist resistance and anticapitalist values, Bacurau illustrates what it means for poor Brazilians to fight against a national comprador ruling class whose politics and interests are aligned with American hegemony.”