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The British Nostalgia Complex

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On December 6, 2017
I haven’t seen The Crown. My wife likes it but then she likes all of what I derisively call “That British shit,” by which I mean the boring, middlebrow movies probably starring Judi Dench that dominate the showings at what attempts to pass for the art cinemas of Providence, Downton Abbey, etc. This is a […]

Baldwin

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On December 2, 2017

The influence of James Baldwin over American thought has grown significantly in recent years. Yesterday was the 30th anniversary of his death and this Brandon Tensley essay about him is worth your tim

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Sean McElwee has a great piece on the point that there really is zero middle ground on issues of racial justice and thus there is no reason for candidates to offer compromising positions to try and appeal to mythical whites who supposedly want to vote for Democrats if only Dems didn’t care about the blacks […]
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The CIO, Race, and Liberalism

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On March 18, 2017
Yeselson has an excellent long-form review of two new books on the CIO, race, and New Deal liberalism that look flawed but necessary anyway. You will want to read the whole thing if you care about the issues of the working-class, race, and the government in these perilous times. Here’s the conclusion: But this isn’t […]

Obama and Race

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On December 14, 2016

Tressie McMillan Cottom’s response to Ta-Nehisi Coates’ essay on Barack Obama is powerful: Coates argues that Obama knows his whites because he was born to them, raised and loved by them.

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