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What Draws Us to the Reactionary Darkness of Dune?

Chris DIte Jacobin
The latest film adaptation of Dune, Frank Herbert’s cult sci-fi novel series, is out next month. With its often-reactionary mix of political cynicism, ecological catastrophism, and lurid orientalism, it remains oddly attractive to left-wing audiences

A White Manifesto

By Bob Zellner Moore County NAACP
The left always talks a good game of workers unite black and white but the last thing most liberals do is actually talk to overtly racist white folks. Shirking this movement duty leaves our nation vulnerable to a neo-fascist future paid for by the Koch Brothers and their clone, Art Pope of North Carolina.

The Meaning of Ronald Reagan

by Christopher Phelps Jacobin
The lawsuit against Rick Perlstein is a distraction from a much-needed debate over Reagan’s rise.

GOP Governor Implements GOP Economics, Disaster Ensues

By Paul Waldman Washington Post
In many ways, Brownback’s term has been a perfect experiment in Republican governance. Take a crusading conservative governor, give him a legislature with Republican super-majorities so he can do pretty much whatever he wants, and let him implement the right’s wish list. The result was supposed to be a nirvana of economic growth and budgetary stability. But the opposite happened.

Christie’s New Jersey Window on American Recovery

By Bob Hennelly WhoWhatWhy
New Jersey is among the prime specimens of post-recession America’s lasting political and economic malaise. . . . Most importantly, it’s a bellwether of who, in the final accounting, is going to foot the bills when things go wrong.
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