Jacobin, Issue 40

Art Direction: Benjamin Koditschek
Release Date: 9 February 2021

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Nomads in Search of a Villain

The new film Nomadland is a heartfelt look at the lives of itinerant Americans cast aside by the Great Recession. But it ignores how employers like Amazon are raking in profits off this new class of worker.

Cyberpunk Needs a Reboot

Cyberpunk once stood out as a vital genre of anti-capitalist fi ction. Today, it’s been reduced to a cool retro aesthetic easily appropriated by the world’s second-richest man to market ugly Blade Runner–inspired trucks to nostalgia-drenched Gen Xers.

Bob Dylan’s American Apocalypse

Dylan’s latest album, Rough and Rowdy Ways, is a fitting capstone for our end times.