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  • The Utopian, Vol. 17, no. 1, January 2018

    Jan 25, 2018

    Cover and Contents for The Utopian vol. 17 no. 1, January 2018. This issue is given over to a special feature: Should Revolutionaries Participate in Electoral Activity? 

    For earlier issues see Updates and New Discussion (Vol. 16 no. 9, November 2017) and Archives.

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  • Special Feature: Should Revolutionaries Participate in Electoral Activity?

    Eric’s essay is excellent. Everything it said is true, as well as well written. However, there is a fundamental weakness in its perspective. Knowing that the basic political and social problem is capitalism, rather than Trump as an individual, Eric focuses on the dangers of Left support to the Democratic Party. But the problem is not the Democratic Party; the problem is electoralism—that is, Left entanglement in the machinery of bourgeois representative democracy.

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  • Viewpoint: Who We Are

    This racist, sexist, and authoritarian society has not developed any new charms. Even at its best--most stable and peaceful-–it provides a way of life that should be intolerable: a life of often meaningless work and overwork; hatred and oppression within the family, violence from the authorities; the continuing risk of sudden violent death for LGBT people, women, and Black people; the threat of deportation of undocumented immigrants. The very major reforms of the last period of social struggle, in the 1960s, while changing so much, left African Americans and other minority populations in the U.S. and around the world facing exclusion and daily police (state) violence, literally without effective rights to life.

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