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Steve Fraser

Steve Fraser, a TomDispatch regular, is the author of the just-published Mongrel Firebugs and Men of Property: Capitalism and Class Conflict in American History. His previous books include Class MattersThe Age of Acquiescence, and The Limousine Liberal. He is a co-founder and co-editor of the American Empire Project.

  • Executive BranchDecember 1, 2008

    Beyond the Bailout State

    If original thinking doesn't find a home among the Obama administration's Clinton-era Brainiacs, how can we move beyond the bailout state?

    Steve Fraser

  • EconomyOctober 1, 2008

    Looking Backward

    As America's second Gilded Age fissions around us, we can sense the zeitgeist shift. Are we staring into the abyss of 1929 or heading for a new New Deal?

    Steve Fraser

  • BankingSeptember 19, 2008

    Wall Street and Washington

    Washington's mission may, at this late date, be an even greater one than Roosevelt's New Deal faced.

    Steve Fraser

  • BankingJanuary 10, 2008

    United We Scam

    Two new books profile the generation of counterfeiters and con men who sprouted up in Jacksonian-era America.

    Steve Fraser

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  • BiographyMarch 15, 2007

    Take the Money and Run

    New biographies of Andrew Carnegie and Andrew Mellon depict the two primeval capitalists in all their contradictory complexity.

    Steve Fraser

  • HistoryMarch 16, 2006

    Crowds and Power

    In Death in the Haymarket James Green uses the story of the Haymarket riot to expose the hopes and fears of nineteenth-century America, a nation living on the knife-edge of social catastrophe.

    Steve Fraser