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The Jina Rebellion

A young woman falls; a people rises up; it has already been four months that this people—tortured, wounded, bloodied—is still standing, waving a banner with the device: “Woman, Life, Freedom!”

In Conversation

A Weaponized Immigrant: Yasha Levine with Will McDonald

Soviet-American investigative journalist Yasha Levine is currently writing a memoir, publishing it in installments on his Substack. Called The Soviet Jew: A Weaponized Immigrant’s Tale, it is about his family’s emigration from the Soviet Union and subsequent life in America.

No Politics But Class Politics: A Review

In his recent book, Poverty, by America, Matthew Desmond writes, “Poverty might consume your life, but it’s rarely embraced as an identity. It’s more socially acceptable today to disclose a mental illness than to tell someone you’re broke.” The striking thing about this statement is the degree to which it is both completely true and totally wrong.


The Brooklyn Rail

MAY 2023

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