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The G.O.P. is Destroying Wisconsin -- and We Should All Be Worried

Jim Swearingen The National Book Review
Wisconsin is one of several states with proud progressive, working class histories that are now the focus of the Republican Party's experiments in deeply conservative government. This book recounts the legacy of that experiment.

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Work in the Age of Anxiety

Murray Dobbin rabble.ca
The rise of precarious labor in Canada, combined with the deliberate creation of fear through constant surveillance, the security apparatus and the demonization and criminalization of dissent, starts to answer the question of why there is no militant resistance to savage capitalism or even sustained social solidarity.
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