John Feffer is the director of Foreign Policy In Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies. His dystopian novel, Splinterlands, a Dispatch Books original (with Haymarket Books), was published in December 2016. He is a TomDispatch regular.
The states of the future will marry the least savory aspects of collectivism and capitalism.
Ferguson has put America’s racial apartheid on the global stage.
Both thrive on the breakdown of the existing social order.
If inequality sells in bookstores and box offices, it will sell at the polls as well.