“The Paradox of Inequality: Income Inequality and Belief in Meritocracy go Hand in Hand” by Jonathan J.B. Mijs

Mijs, Jonathan J. B was quoted in a January 24 The Guardian article, a February 26 Washington Post article, and a March 3 Financial Times article about his recent article “The Paradox of Inequality: Income Inequality and Belief in Meritocracy go Hand in Hand” published in Socio-Economic Review (doi: 10.1093/ser/mwy051).

“COVID-19 Is Exposing the United States’ Ragged, Shameful Safety Net” by Colin Gordon and Sarah K. Bruch

Click here to view Colin Gordon’s (University of Iowa) and Sarah K. Bruch’s (University of Delaware) op-ed in Jacobin Magazine. Gordon, Colin and Sara H. Bruch. 21 April 2020. “COVID-19 is Exposing the United States’ Ragged, Shameful Safety Net.” Jacobin. Available online: https://jacobinmag.com/2020/04/covid-19-social-safety-net-united-states

“After More than a Century, Did the Philippines Finally Break Free of the Unites States?” by Victoria Reyes

Click here to view Victoria Reyes’s (UC Riverside) op-ed for the Washington Post.
Victoria Reyes
Reyes, Victoria. 21 February 2020. “After More than a Century, Did the Philippines Finally Break Free from the United States? Possibly. But to truly be free, the Philippines must also steer clear of China’s grasp.” Made by History at The Washington Post. Available online: https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2020/02/21/after-more-than-century-did-philippines-finally-break-free-united-states/

New Book: Direct Action: Protest and the Reinvention of American Radicalism

Kauffman, L.A. 2017. Direct Action: Protest and the Reinvention of American Radicalism. Verso.

Direct Action coverWhat happened to the American left after the sixties? Kauffman traces the evolution of disruptive protest over the last forty years to tell a larger story about the reshaping of American radicalism. It examines how movements from ACT UP to Occupy Wall Street to Black Lives Matter have catalyzed change against long odds, winning victories in times of crisis and backlash while creating a distinctive new kind of radical politics in the process. Based on decades of in-depth interviews, archival research, and firsthand experience.