In the Wake of Baltimore, Are Scholars Facing Reality?

Over the years, Francis Fox Piven, one of the more celebrated social movement historians in America, has made a remarkable assertion: Most US social scientists have a severe blind spot to the use of force by social justice movements.  Due to sympathy towards these movements – and an aspiration to the undisputed moral high ground […]


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The Strategy of Malcolm X

It has been more than fifty years since one of America’s greatest revolutionaries, El-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz, Malcolm X, was assassinated, but in recent years his vision seems more relevant than ever. From condemnations of US racism at the United Nations, to self-defense against cops in NYC, to Black rifle clubs in Texas, to mass rebellion […]

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