Cultural critic Henry Giroux explores the rise of neoliberal fascism and the construction of political dystopia in America, and calls for today's social and worker-led movements to resist the dead end reformism of the Democratic party, and build an inclusive, communal vision of a world to fight for - and to win.
Henry is author of American Nightmare: Facing the Challenge of Fascism from City Lights.
Our Man in San Juan, Dave Buchen reports on the invisible anxieties of life right now in Puerto Rico - under the threat of school closures, colonial daddy issues, the impositions of a fiscal junta, power outages, water shortages, damage from last year's storms and damage from this year's storms - but at least the left is its usual, splintered ineffective self.
Historian David Broder examines the two dynamic forces occupying power in Italy's new government - the contrarian, technocratic Five Star Movement and the hard-right, anti-immigrant Lega Nord - and explains how both parties capitalize on economic malaise, corruption and the absence of a class-based politics after the collapse of the Italian left.
Writer Elizabeth Rush watches the sea roll across America's new shoreline - as the most visible reminder of climate change's threat to life and land, and as a signal to retreat from the inevitable, irreversible rise of the oceans and the way of life that brought us to this point.
Elizabeth is the author of Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore from Milkweed Editions.
Political scientists Steven Miller and Nicholas Davis examine the link between White intolerance and anti-democratic values - as White citizens displaying intolerance to racial, ethnic and cultural 'others' perceive the benefits of democracy extending beyond their own group, they become more likely to withdraw support for democracy and embrace authoritarian ideology.
Steven and Nicholas are authors of the paper White Outgroup Intolerance and Declining Support for American Democracy.
In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen departs the shakey ground of a friend's Facebook post about hypothetical media coverage of a hypothetical Kanye West opinion, to explore the dark legacies of the Holocaust and American slavery - sometimes hidden, sometimes destroyed, but mostly very out in the open in very different ways.