Lower the Crime Rate

Crime is born out of poverty and the miseries of capitalism. An index of oppression can’t be ignored by socialists.

In early 2012, the literary journal n+1 plunged headfirst into the Occupy Wall Street era with a six-thousand-word article entitled “Raise the Crime Rate.” Written by Christopher Glazek, the essay attracted modest attention at the time but would go on to become an influential provocation. The editorial was a bold call for a progressive movement […]

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