The VCS Chair Reading for April 2013

NLR Jan Feb 2013

The VCS Chair Readings series is a monthly mailing of recently published short essays recommended by department chair Tom Huhn. This month, Tom has selected the essay “Obama’s Battalions: The Last White Election?” by Mike Davis, from the January/February 2013 issue of New Left Review. Here are his comments on it:

I’m very happy to recommend this detailed essay by Mike Davis on the most recent US Presidential election. It contains the most extensive analysis I’ve seen thus far on the peculiarities of our most recent election. And it has some rather sweeping implications for the future of the Republican Party. I trust you will learn much from it.

“The Last White Election?” is available for download as a PDF file via this link.

The previous entries in the VCS Chair Readings series are available for download at

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