Leon Fink is the author of The Long Gilded Age: American Capitalism and the Lessons of a New World Order (2015) and editor of the journal Labor: Studies in Working-Class History.
What the Labor Movement Lost With the Passing of Richard Trumka and Stanley Aronowitz
Remembering the legacies of two longtime advocates for the working-class.
To Tame a Far-Right Supreme Court, Let’s Revive This Forgotten Proposal from 1922
As Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation shows, the U.S. Supreme Court commands more power than it should, but we can put it in its place. And it’s been done before.
Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren Represent Very Different Political Traditions
What actually separates Sanders and Warren in 2020
Could Regional Reparations Help the Democrats Retake the Rust Belt?
States such as Ohio and Michigan have been hit with blight and economic downturn. Offering reparations to those hardest hit could be the key to winning in 2020.
The Personal Is Not Always Political
The problem with the media’s individualistic response to collective tragedy.
Coal Country vs. the Arts Community, Says Who?
Why We Need a New Left Internationalism
Neither neoliberal globalization nor populist isolationism offers a workable path forward.
On Trade, Our Choices Aren’t Only Xenophobic Nationalism Or Neoliberal Globalization
‘Liberal’? No. ‘Progressive’? Nah. How About ‘Democratic Socialist’?
The democratic socialist tradition that Sanders is invoking may be just what we need.
Labor Lost the Fight Over Fast Track. But the Fact That Unions Oppose the TPP at All Is a Big Deal.
Wisconsinites Must See How Obama Likes Benign Neglect