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Capital in the global economy

Alexander Anievas (UConn) and Kerem Nisancioglu (SOAS): Why Europe? Anti-Eurocentric Theory, History, and the Rise of Capitalism. The case against the collapse of capitalism: Martin Wolf reviews How Will Capitalism End? Essays on a Failing System by Wolfgang Streeck (and more and more); and on capitalism and democracy: The strain is showing ("To maintain legitimacy, economic policy must seek to promote the interests of the many not the few"). Labor and capital in the global economy: Kimberly


Paper Trail

Guardian migration reporter and The New Odyssey author Patrick Kingsley will join the New York Times as an enterprise-investigative reporter. After criticism from both conservative and liberal media, the Times is standing behind an earlier article that alleged Rick Perry did not initially understand the job of Energy Secretary, a role that he has been

Syllabi

Shock Waves: A Syllabus for the End Times

Fuck TheoryI'D LIKE TO START WITH A SIMPLE BUT EXPANSIVE ASSERTION: The fundamental epistemological problem of recent intellectual history has been the privileging of contradiction over contrariety. To put it

Daily Review

Whose Streets?

Despite Trump's promises to "drain the swamp," the swamp creatures he's dredged up look eerily familiar: right-wing insiders and elites who desire nothing more than to turn the public sector over to the superrich. The lessons learned from years of organizing are thus still relevant.

Interviews

Judith E. Stein

Judith E, Stein's book Eye of the Sixties: Richard Bellamy and the Transformation of Modern Art examines the life of the art dealer who founded the fabled Green Gallery and was an early champion of artists including Mark di Suvero, Claes Oldenburg, James Rosenquist, and Donald Judd

Video

Zadie Smith and Jeffrey Eugenides on Writing | The New Yorker Festival

Roundtable

On Intimate Geometries: The Art and Life of Louise Bourgeois by Robert Storr

Christopher Lyon, Linda Norden, Martha Schwendener, Léa Vuong, and Robert Storr

This 828-page tome on the art and life of Louise Bourgeois, who was born in 1911 and died in 2010, is the product of some thirty years of work. It comprehensively surveys Bourgeois's career as an artist, which spanned nearly seventy-five years, with more than nine hundred illustrations.

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