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Class and Inequality: The Classroom in Crisis

Victoria Baena Boston Review
Education is struggle. Of the books under review, one shows community college students pioneering reading methods and expanding canons that came late to the Ivies. The second looks at a key figure in the African American intellectual tradition.

Not a Nation of Immigrants

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz Monthly Review
The thrust of American struggles has been to deracialize but not to decolonize. A deracialized America still remains a settler society and a settler state.

The Specter of Inflation

Andrew Elrod Boston Review
Democrats don’t lose elections because of rising prices. They lose when they cut spending and raise interest rates, sacrificing other goals at the altar of price stability.

Too Hot to Work

Kristina Dahl and Rachel Licker Union of Concerned Scientists
Assessing the Threats Climate Change Poses to Outdoor Workers

tv

The White Lotus Is a Perfect Satire of Today’s Rich

Alex Hoculi Jacobin
HBO’s brilliant The White Lotus reminds us that class society permeates everywhere, even on a tropical island — something that US television traditionally does its best to hide.

The Media’s Climate Blindspot

Saleemul Huq, Mark Hertsgaard Columbia Journalism Review 
Last week, virtually every news outlet in the global North ignored a landmark meeting where leaders of low-income countries articulated their positions prior to the make-or-break United Nations COP26 climate summit in November.
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