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Review of Kristen Ghodsee’s “Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism”

by Brant Roberts
“In short, the author walks a fine line between conservative criticism of socialism and uncritically embracing the system, all while asking the readers to take into account what could work for everyone in a democratic-socialist future.”

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Review of Joshua Moufawad-Paul’s “Demarcation and Demystification: Philosophy and Its Limits”

by Adam Benden
“For Moufawad-Paul, philosophy as it appears to operate in the book would eventually remove the veil of ideology and class distortion to allow us to see reality, bare and naked, as it really exists. It implies that philosophical errors will no longer exist once the communist revolution is successful because the terrain and theory after a revolution will be a truly unmediated experience of reality without the ideological distortions of class society.”

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Review of Nick Estes’ “Our History is the Future: Standing Rock versus the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the Long Tradition of Indigenous Resistance”

by Brant Roberts
“The radical kernel of the book is that today’s Indigenous political struggles are reflections of past struggles both in resistance to settler-colonialism and the violence imposed against them.”

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Alain Badiou’s Hypothesis and the Arab Left as Contemporaries of May 68

by Dabya
“What united them was not the vocabulary of classes or proletarian leadership, but the vocabulary of revolution and change in the broadest sense. For those who incorporated their bodies, thoughts, affects, and potentialities into a certain political truth procedure, and who became ‘militant[s] of this truth,’ the change had to look a certain way..”

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“Whose Identity is Mistaken?” A Review of Asad Haider’s “Mistaken Identity: Race and Class in the Age of Trump”

by Brant Roberts
“Asad Haider’s Mistaken Identity takes the reader down a different path, one bent on collective liberation through what he terms ‘insurgent universality’.”

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Review of Massimiliano Tomba’s “Insurgent Universality: An Alternative Legacy of Modernity”

by Brant Roberts
“The book is rich in potential for rethinking what kind of future we would like to strive towards and deals with lost moments in history that have often been overlooked by both historians and socialists alike.”

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Direct Action Gets the Goods: The Black Student Union and the Anti-Apartheid Movement in Houston, 1985-1987

by Brant Roberts
“It took direct actions, protests, rallies and months of planning to make the dream of divestment a living reality.”

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Creative Work Fiction

Atlas Redeemed

by M.C. Zendejas
“Holding up the Earth is a group of welders, grocery clerks, prisoners, waitstaff, sex workers, and secretaries, etc.”

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Rupture in the Crime Heist Genre: Review of “La Casa de Papel”

by Brant Roberts
“The use of cultural symbols in protests is far from new but in an era where one cannot leave any ground open for the far-right to capitalize on anything in the world, the need to utilize them when appropriate is more than it seems.”

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Creative Work Visual Art

Featured Artist: Lina Habazi

“My art is an expression of my ever-evolving relationship with identity as a Muslim Palestinian-American woman. I am interested in reviving materials from the past, specifically from my heritage to imagine their place in my life today.”