|Globalization and technology have gutted the labor movement, and part-time work is sabotaging solidarity. Is there a new way to challenge the politics of inequality? The fraught future of labor in the U.S. has notably failed to generate public protest on a significant scale. Nothing in American politics compares with the civil-rights crusade, the movement against the Vietnam War, or the labor wars of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Might the future possibly hold a resurgence of the indignation about class disparities--and about the labor and economic circumstances they reflect--that was once focused on the workplace? Why this is so, why it's a problem, and what if anything might be done to revive the politics of work--these issues are the subject of two very different books: the historian Steve Fraser's The Age of Acquiescence and Only One Thing Can Save Us, by Thomas Geoghegan...
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