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Adolph Reed Jr.

Adolph Reed Jr.

Adolph Reed Jr. is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania and an Organizer for Medicare for All-South Carolina.

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Remembering Operation Bagration: When the Red Army Decapitated the Nazi Front

Not only did the Soviet Union bear the most extreme brunt of the horrors of World War II; it also was without question the most central force in the Nazis' defeat.

Adolph Reed Jr. ·


No Quick Fixes: Working Class Politics From Jim Crow to the Present

Adolph Reed Jr. has a new book that looks back to inform today and a new podcast project with a very concerned eye toward the future.

Adolph Reed Jr. ·


The Entire United States Is Now the Reichstag Building

The Republicans smell blood in the water. Is it possible to overstate how dangerous this situation has become?

Adolph Reed Jr. ·


The Trouble with Disparity

Racism is real and anti-racism is both admirable and necessary, but extant racism isn't what principally produces our inequality and anti-racism won't eliminate it.

Adolph Reed Jr. ·


Disparity Ideology, Coronavirus, and the Danger of the Return of Racial Medicine

Why "race" is less useful—both empirically and politically—than ever as a proxy for the social conditions of poverty, lack of healthcare, and mass inequality.

Adolph Reed Jr. ·


Push for Racial Justice Beyond Race Alone

Today, liberals and many on the left reflexively cast “African American” and “working class” as antagonistic rather than overlapping categories.

Adolph Reed Jr. ·


South Carolina, Neoliberalism's Stranglehold, and the Mystique of the 'Black Vote'

By reducing all of black Americans' concerns to race or exploiting the idea of a singular "black vote" in the first place, the elite political class continues to undermine our ability to organize the majoritarian social movement we need to combat the ruling-class assault on all working people in the United States.

Adolph Reed Jr. ·


Here They Come Again: The Kind of Neoliberal Democrats Who Prefer Trump to Sanders

Here's the question: to what extent is the Establishment's commitment to democratic institutions greater than their commitment to current forms of capitalist hierarchy? It seems like we are about to find out.

Adolph Reed Jr. ·

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