Dispatches From the Culture Wars - October 29, 2019
- All Organizing is Magic
- Bernie’s Call to Solidarity
- The Katie Hill Case
- The Superhero Backlash
- The Militarization of Everything
- The Far Right’s Literary Canon
- Spitting On Teachers
- Burning Books in Georgia
- Winning Rent Control in California
Echoes of witchcraft in contemporary anti-capitalism.
"There is an America that most people believe in. It is an ideal. It's not a reality yet."
Katie Hill wasn't held accountable for her actions. She was thrown on a pyre for the benefit of men.
As they are attacked by film-makers like Martin Scorsese, are TV and movie superheroes fighting a losing battle against reality?
Militarism is more than thuggish dictators, predatory weaponry, and steely-eyed troops. There are softer forms of it that are no less significant than the “hard” ones.
When Trump tweets about "civil war," he's echoing books about race wars and nationalist coups that a violent fringe has long cherished.
Not everyone is a fan of the strike — but several people working in the Board of Trade building took their opposition too far Wednesday, teachers say: They spat on picketing teachers.
Author Jennine Capó Crucet responds after white college students burn her book.
By Peter Dreier
September 25, 2019
The American Prospect
Long a community with little clout, the state’s renters won a victory with national implications.