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All in the Family

From “Family Capitalism and the Small Business Insurrection,” which was published in the Winter 2022 issue of Dissent. Progressives have struggled to comprehend the foundations of the far right’s continuing…

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Kids Say the Darndest Things

From a conversation between Olaf Scholz and two eleven-year-olds, Pauline and Romeo, who were interviewing candidates for chancellor of Germany. The exchange aired in September on Late Night Berlin. Scholz…

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Think Stank

From statements included in How to Debate Your Teacher (and WIN!), a booklet first published in 2015 by the conservative policy group Turning Points USA. Capitalism is under attackTeachers and…

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Among Britain’s Anti-Semites

The Labour Party’s Moral Dilemma

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Workingmen’s Machine

Within the next few years, the Congress of Industrial Organizations Political Action Committee may become the most powerful vote-herding and lobbying organization in the country. It now has prestige, cohesive…

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Political Football

With the fall and another election season upon us, the one thing we can count on is a renewal of Donald Trump’s war on football. This has become an annual…

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Unmusical Chairs

It’s often forgotten that the idea of the political spectrum—of politics having a left and right—has a physical origin. It comes from the seating arrangements at the National Assembly of…

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The Trial

By Maria Alyokhina, from Riot Days, a memoir. Alyokhina is a member of the music group and art collective Pussy Riot, along with Yekaterina Samutsevich and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova. In February…

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