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The Kidnapping Club

David Rosen New York Journal of Books
As this book shows, writes reviewer Rosen, “the slave trade persisted in New York in the decades before the Civil War because the city was the capital of the Southern slave economy.”

The Socialists vs. Andrew Cuomo

Liza Featherstone The Nation
Newly elected DSA members in the New York legislature will work with grassroots organizers to force the governor to tax the rich. Will their inside/outside strategy work?

New York Takes a Seismic Step to the Left

Mattew Cunningham-Cook The American Prospect
After the general election in November, New York will have one of its most left-wing legislatures in decades.
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