In Either/Or, Elif Batuman’s follow-up novel to The Idiot, she looks back to a time in her life when she felt compelled to choose between a political life and an artistic one. We can have both.
Amelia Ayrelan Iuvino is Jacobin’s deputy editor.
The LuLaRoe documentary LuLaRich got one thing right: everybody wants full-time pay for part-time work. But it blames selfishness and incompetence for keeping that dream out of reach — not the market forces that produced and encouraged the company’s behavior.
It isn’t the responsibility of a work of fiction to offer political solutions. So it’s perfectly fine that Beautiful World, Where Are You doesn’t provide any.
Jessa Crispin’s new book Why I Am Not a Feminist offers some ideas on how to weave a strong class politics into twenty-first century feminism.