When liberation theology began

I’ve seen your magazine on the newsstands for several years now, and was always intrigued by the covers, but it wasn’t until the March/April 2008 issue, with your cover story on MLK, that I purchased a copy. Not only did I enjoy the MLK article (I studied MLK, with a focus on his radicalism, while a grad student at Union Theological Seminary), but I ended up reading the entire issue, cover to cover. It was great to find a publication dedicated to radical thought that was not rusty, dowdy, or stagnant in its material, presentation, or outlook. One question: It appears one of your editorial focuses this year is 1968. Any plans on doing an article on liberation theology, which started that year and went on to shake the foundations of institutions, both religious and secular, and which continues to reverberate today, as even a glance at the current presidential campaign will attest?

Keep up the great work!
Richard Doyle

Issue #99

Winter 2015-16

The Left after Syriza

Issue contents

Top story

Editorials

Features

Reviews

  • The roots of the deep state

    Joe Cleffie reviews Phantom Terror: Political Paranoia and the Formation of the Modern State, 1789–1848 by Adam Zamoyski
  • Revolutionary parliamentarism?

    Todd Chretien reviews Lenin’s Electoral Strategy from Marx and Engels through the Revolution of 1905: The Ballot, the Streets—or Both by August H. Nimtz and Lenin’s Electoral Strategy from 1907 to the October Revolution of 1917: The Ballot, the Streets—or Both by August H. Nimtz
  • Slavery, capitalism,
 and imperialism

    Sandy Boyer reviews The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism by Edward E. Baptist; Empire of Cotton: A Global History by Sven Beckert; River of Dark Dreams: Slavery and Empire in the Cotton Kingdom by Walter Johnson; and The Business of Slavery and the Rise of American Capitalism, 1815-1860 by Calvin Schermerhorn
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