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Jordan Neely detractors, another side of W.E.B. Du Bois, Epstein and Harvard, and more

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Nation Weekly
May 12, 2023
The center-right has spent the past two weeks concocting craven takes on Jordan Neely’s murder, claiming the real issue is the elite’s indifference to the “disorder” that working class people face on public transit.

This week, Chris Lehmann unpacks how pundits exploit class politics for their own gain, while ignoring the fact that many actual working-class New Yorkers, including a major service workers union, have condemned Neely’s murder. The dialogue reveals a “romance with a working class it has no actual interest in understanding and representing,” Lehmann writes.

The Phony Solidarity of the American Pundit Class
A certain brand of commentator wants to claim that Jordan Neely’s death was the blameless outcome of a climate of fear among working-class commuters.
Chris Lehmann
Another Side of W.E.B. Du Bois
A conversation with Adom Getachew and Jennifer Pitts about Du Bois’s thinking on imperialism, transnational solidarity, and their recent collection, W.E.B. Du Bois: International Thought.
Daniel Steinmetz-Jenkins
Jeffrey Epstein, Harvard Man
Why a horrific criminal found elite universities so congenial.
Jeet Heer
Pakistani Police Are Making Protesters Disappear
While reporting on the protests against the arrest of former Prime Minister Imran Khan, I was attacked and held without cause. I’m not the only one.
Hasan Ali
How a Scrappy Group of Young Moms Transformed the Way We Think About Teen Pregnancy
Over a 10-year campaign, they talked back to public health experts, government officials, and even purported allies who were treating them like they were the problem.
Amy Littlefield
Bhaskar Sunkara on Biden in 2024, plus Josh Gondelman on the Writers Strike
On this episode of the Start Making Sense podcast. concerns about the Democratic candidate, and picket lines outside Hollywood studios.
Jon Wiener, Start Making Sense
Can the Corrupt Courts Be Fixed?
On this episode of The Time of Monsters, Alexander Sammon discusses scandals and gridlock.
Jeet Heer

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