One year after the nightmare of Election Night, it’s easy to still feel shock at how a moral monstrosity came to occupy the world’s most powerful office. Danny Katch, author of the new book Why Bad Governments Happen to Good People, looks back at the election that gave us Donald Trump.
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The recently released Communist Insurgent tells the life story of French revolutionary Louis-Auguste Blanqui, and with it the history of a period of extraordinary social and political upheaval. Haymarket Books interviewed the author, Doug Enaa Greene, to understand the relevance of an often maligned or neglected figure. We publish this interview to mark the anniversary of Blanqui's death on 1 January 1881.