Chris Hayes’ “Twilight of the Elites” explodes meritocracy myth

But the critical mechanism of "exploitation" so central to a meaningful, class-based analysis is completely absent.


A book for Labor Day: "Playing Bigger Than You Are - A Life In Organizing"

This Labor Day workers will be marching and highlighting union and election struggles around the country. After the marches, it might be a good time to kick back and read a good book by a leader in those fights.


What does it take to “Rebuild the Dream”?

In September 2009, Van Jones stepped down as Special Advisor under a barrage of right-wing criticism of his youthful flirtation with leftist politics.


Left on the bookshelf: "Vision and Communism"

Students of art and anthropology, as well as Soviet history, would find this book to be a valuable addition to their personal library.


Book review: "Woody, Cisco and Me"

This seems a good time to review a remarkable book that covers one of the least-discussed periods of Woody's life.


Capitalism is an irrational system

What explains this attachment to policies that leave the U.S. and Europe in stagnation and could well throw the world into a deep depression?


“Arab Spring, Libyan Winter” has timely lessons for NATO summit

A timely new book, "Arab Spring, Libyan WInter," provides a short, information-rich guide to what the NATO controversy is all about.


The rich hurt you and me every day, new book reveals how

99 To 1: How Wealth Inequality Is Wrecking The World And What We Can Do About It, by Chuck Collins, helps readers gain a mastery over the practical politics of attacking inequality.


Class struggle boils over

The work was just as dangerous and just as difficult as before, but the pay and benefits were considerably less.


Deadly Spin - an inside account of insurance industry lies

Wendell Potter, a former top health insurance public relations executive, warned the Senate committee overseeing health care reform not to believe a word insurance companies said.

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