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Issue #99

Winter 2015-16

The Left after Syriza

Upcoming features:

Tom Lewis and Sandra Sousa
Knowledge and politics across the North/South divide

Upcoming reviews:

Sandy Boyer
Slavery, capitalism, and imperialism
The Half Has Never Been Told by Edward E. Baptist, Empire of Cotton by Sven Beckert, River of Dark Dreams by Walter Johnson, and The Business of Slavery and the Rise of Capitalism by Calvin Schermerhorn

Haley Pessin
Setting the standard for racial justice organizing
SNCC: The New Abolitionists by Howard Zinn

Axel Fair-Schulz
The battle over the meaning of World War I
The Sleepwalkers by Christopher Clark and Der Große Krieg by Herfried Münkler

Sarah Grey
The early years of US Communism
The Communist International and US Communism, 1919–1929 by Jacob Zumoff

Tim Goulet
Confl™ating faith, freedom, and free enterprise
One Nation Under God by Kevin M. Kruse

Joe Cle‘ffie
The roots of the deep state
Phantom Terror by Adam Zamoyski