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How Everyone Got So Lonely

Zoë Heller The New Yorker
The recent decline in rates of sexual activity has been attributed variously to sexism, neoliberalism, and women’s increased economic independence. How fair are those claims—and will we be saved by the advent of the sex robot?

Ukraine: Beyond the Postsoviet

Ileana Nachescu Boston Review
The war is shaped by global neoliberalism, sexism, and racism—not just Cold War dynamics. Only by understanding Eastern Europe beyond the old dichotomies of the free West versus the authoritarian East can we begin to grasp the war’s significance.

AOC in Conversation With Noam Chomsky: The Way Forward

Laura Flanders interviewing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Noam Chimsky Jacobin
At 93, Noam Chomsky is the most important leftist intellectual alive. At 32, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is one of our most important leftist elected officials. The two recently spoke about our prospects for winning a better world.

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China’s Market Reformers

Jake Werner Dissent
While China is often seen as an outlier from neoliberal trends, its transformation in recent decades was not at odds with tectonic shifts in the global system of growth but an essential part of it.

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Evil Geniuses: The Unmaking of America – a Recent History

Matt Sharpe Marx & Philosophy Review of Books
"There have been many books on neoliberalism and financialization," writes reviewer Sharpe, but few others "have traced the history down to the level of individual documents and memos."

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On Creative Destruction, Myths, and Revolution

David B. Feldman Monthly Review
This new history of Detroit seeks to guide readers through a century of the city's class struggles and the population's responses to deindustrialization, bankruptcy, and post-bankruptcy neoliberal-sponsored revival.
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