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It’s Difficult to Say Exactly What, But Something is Happening
A Social Movement Awakens in France

After several years of relative calm, France has been in an uproar since the beginning of March.

Tax Havens in the Imperial Network

The motto of the ineffable billionairess came to mind recently with the publication of the Panama Papers. This huge set of files leaked from a Panamanian law firm, Mossack Fonseca, documented the tax haven dealings of the world’s richer denizens.

In Conversation

Syria in Flames

Activist Leila Al-Shami and writer Robin Yassin-Kassab were in New York last month to publicize their book Burning Country: Syrians in Revolution and War (London: Pluto Press, 2016), which provides a comprehensive account of the Syrian revolution from its inception in 2011 to the present.

Black Representation After Ferguson

Up until the crisis of 2008, racial inequality in the United States was showing signs of improvement. Poverty and unemployment among blacks had fallen sharply in the 1990s, and the wages of black and white workers had begun to converge.


The Brooklyn Rail

MAY 2016

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