In 1983, journalists helped conjure a nationwide sex panic.
Roger Lancaster is a professor of anthropology and cultural studies at George Mason University and author of Sex Panic and the Punitive State.
Despite new legislation, American hyper-punishment is not slowing. It’s even accelerating.
Violence, corruption, inequality — AMLO has the chance to attack all three and transform Mexico for the better.
Disagreements between prison abolitionists and those advocating sustaining prison reform may come down to words, but those words matter.
The American prison system is brutal and unjust. But the rhetoric of prison abolition won’t help us end its depravities.
Let’s give identity politics its due, but let’s also be clear about why we need universalist politics.
Rejecting the TPP doesn’t make Trump a genuine populist. But the Left must advance its own economic agenda to beat him.