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Jacobin #40

Biden Our Time

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Issue 40 of Jacobin featuring:

PARTY LINES
CHRIS MAISANO

A Left That Matters
Our still small but growing socialist movement now has a chance to make a real impact.

THE SOAPBOX
Letters + Internet Speaks
Our inbox at letters@jacobinmag.com is open to your effusive praise or ruthless criticism.

FRIENDS & FOES
MEAGAN DAY

The Indifferent and the Defiant
Battered by... ​​Read More

Issue 40 of Jacobin featuring:

PARTY LINES
CHRIS MAISANO

A Left That Matters
Our still small but growing socialist movement now has a chance to make a real impact.

THE SOAPBOX
Letters + Internet Speaks
Our inbox at letters@jacobinmag.com is open to your effusive praise or ruthless criticism.

FRIENDS & FOES
MEAGAN DAY

The Indifferent and the Defiant
Battered by poverty and coronavirus, South Texas should have been deep blue turf for Joe Biden. It wasn’t. But in the Rio Grande Valley, the story is less about growing conservatism than about the rise of nonvoting — and despair.

VULGAR EMPIRICIST
THE CENTER FOR WORKING-CLASS POLITICS

The 2020 Presidential Election and Working-Class Voters
Our findings suggest that the 2020 presidential election represented a continued shift in the base of the Democratic Party from one rooted in working-class voters to a coalition that’s highly concentrated in high-income suburbs.

UNEVEN & COMBINED
Trump’s Surprising Working-Class Success
In November, the Right continued to lose wealthy suburbs but made inroads in working-class counties.

CANON FODDER
DANIEL BESSNER

Don’t Trust the Process
From his new memoir, it’s clear that Barack Obama believes process is politics. But no amount of “process” will solve the problems that plague us — for that, we need the political will he could never muster as president.

CANON FODDER
CHRIS MAISANO

Secession Planning
A looser union with more room for state and regional autonomy, as two recent books advocate, would cede much of America to the mercies of the Right.

FIELD NOTES
When Biden Met Hillarycare
Records from the Clinton presidential archive give a revealing — and unflattering — look at the triangulating politics of Senator Joe Biden.

Trumpism After Trump
FEATURE
ARTHUR BORRIELLO AND ANTON JÄGER

Don’t count right-wing populism out. While technocrats have seen their fortunes rise under lockdown, the sense of national decline and disarray that first brought leaders like Donald Trump to power still has a bright future.

Where Boomers Party Till They Drop — Dead
FEATURE
ARIELLE CASTILLO

Welcome to The Villages, where not even the coronavirus can keep retirees from their steady diet of sex, drugs, rock ‘n’ roll, and Donald Trump.

The Biden Doctrine
FEATURE
NICOLE ASCHOFF

As president, Donald Trump launched broadsides against the liberal international order. Will Joe Biden be able to put America “back at the head of the table” once in office?

The Politics of a Second Gilded Age
FEATURE
MATT KARP

The mass inequality of America’s first Gilded Age thrived on identity-based partisanship, helping extinguish the fires of class rage. In 2021, we’re headed down the same path.

RED CHANNELS
PARIS MARX

Nomads in Search of a Villain
The new film Nomadland is a heartfelt look at the lives of itinerant Americans cast aside by the Great Recession. But it ignores how employers like Amazon are raking in profits off this new class of worker.

BASS & SUPERSTRUCTURE
EILEEN JONES

Bob Dylan’s American Apocalypse
Dylan’s latest album, Rough and Rowdy Ways, is a fitting capstone for our end times.

WAYS OF SEEING
RYAN ZICKGRAF

Cyberpunk Needs a Reboot
Cyberpunk once stood out as a vital genre of anti-capitalist fiction. Today, it’s been reduced to a cool retro aesthetic easily appropriated by the world’s second-richest man to market ugly Blade Runner–inspired trucks to nostalgia-drenched Gen Xers.

GIRONDINS
DUSTIN GUASTELLA

Everyone Hates the Democrats
Progressives and moderates accuse each other of being unable to appeal to working-class voters — and maybe they’re both right.

THERMIDOR
J. C. PAN

Why the Alt-Right Will Lose
Thankfully, almost nobody likes a Nazi, and even fewer still like a Nazi steeped in a creepy online subculture.

THE WORST ESTATE
BRANKO MARCETIC

The Year Twitter Tried to Dictate an Election
If you want to see the future, imagine a finger clicking “mute” on anything criticizing an establishment presidential candidate, forever.

COOKSHOP
LEIGH PHILLIPS

Thank Socialism for the Vaccine. Blame Capitalism for Its Distribution.
The jaw-dropping speed of COVID-19 vaccine development is a glorious marvel of science, cooperation, and economic planning. But the lifeboat ethics of vaccine rollout is a horrifying display of the cruelty of capitalism.

POPULAR FRONT
ALEX N. PRESS

Building From the Ruins
The Left needs a revived labor movement, and a revived labor movement needs the Left.

POPULAR FRONT
NATALIE SHURE

Medicare for All: No Victory in Sight
As the Trump era draws to a close and yesteryear’s centrist, Joe Biden, takes office, can the Medicare for All movement build the momentum it needs to win?

PROLETOCCULT
Your Quarterly Horoscope
Looking forward to 2021? Read this horoscope first.

MEANS AND ENDS
VIVEK CHIBBER

Leo Panitch (1945–2020)
We’ve suffered an irreparable loss with the passing of our friend and comrade Leo Panitch.

 


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144 pages
Spring 2021
English
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Jacobin is a leading voice of the American left, offering socialist perspectives on politics, economics, and culture.