Following some recent looks into history Jacobin goes back once more, but this time into childhood to survey the pressures on children and parents in the context of American political reform and societal expectations. There are some excellent features, including a look at child migration, the declining birth rate and the choices parents are left with given the rising cost of living. There are some wonderful illustrations by Danish illustrator, Jacob Kramer, and a look at opportunities for young working class women in Japan with some stunning illustrations included.
// from the issue: it’s okay to have children //
Jacobin magazine again look back to look forward by breathing in that tumultuous summer of 1968 when protests and demonstrations gave the hint of revolution in the air. In a typically excellently illustrated issue there are looks back at Martin Luther King Jr who was assassinated in ’68; a special focus on the Vietnam war; the demonstrations in Paris; the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia; Night of the Living Dead; protests at the Mexico olympics; and radical architecture.add to my subscription
issue 28 of Jacobin, ‘the health of nations’ focuses its attention on ailing national health systems, including this stand-out piece on Britain’s NHS, penned by Jacobin’s Europe Editor, Ronan Burtenshaw. The Affordable Care Act (or ‘Obamacare’) and its subsequent watering down by Donald Trump’s administration gets a lot of attention in this issue, as does private medicine in general. there’s also an interview with Bernie Sanders, infographics on internationalist medical programs and a look at big pharma.
// from the issue: summoning the future, the story of the NHS //
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issue 27 of Jacobin magazine is an ambitious look at the Russian Revolution at the beginning of the twentieth century and what happened in its aftermath. in the issue are highly original and dense contributions, from the quirky: the Soviet impact on ice hockey, to the thorough: a blow by blow account of the revolution and the tragedy of its aftermath. as always for Jacobin, there are superb illustrations and infographics, and just about the right mix of long and short written contributions.
// from the issue: the few who won //