The school-to-prison pipeline is under fire for its over-the-top thuggishness, but officials are responding to massacres like the one in Newtown by pushing to make campuses more prison like. Bay Area journalist and author Annette Fuentes discusses the phenomenon she documented in her book “Lockdown High: When the Schoolhouse Becomes a Jailhouse.”
Although Karl Marx discerned in the middle of the 19th century that a new class of capitalists was creating “a world after its own image,” it took until the beginning of the 21st century before “a constantly expanding market” could be said to have fully spread capitalist social relations “over the entire surface of the globe,” write Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin in their new book, “The Making of Global Capitalism.”
The dead, God-bashing, celebrity litterateur is the target of a new book that seeks to yank him down from the vaunted heights from which he shilled for the American empire and defamed its opponents, writes Gregory Shupak at In These Times.
A plucky new author has arrived on the scene to take down one of establishment journalism’s most revered figures. Belen Fernandez discusses her new exposé on NYT columnist Thomas Friedman, “The Imperial Messenger.”