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Lester K. Spence's 'Knocking The Hustle' diagnoses the neoliberal nightmare

Lester K. Spence's 'Knocking The Hustle' diagnoses the neoliberal nightmare

No other book out right now so expertly describes what it's like to live and work in the United States as Lester K. Spence's "Knocking The Hustle: Against the Neoliberal Turn in Black Politics." A cogent rundown of the ways this country has been crippled by its embrace of neoliberalism, the book lays out its devastating impact on the African-American community. Neoliberalism, as described by Spence, a professor of political science and Africana studies at Johns Hopkins University, is "the general idea that society works best when the people and institutions within it are shaped to work according to market principles." Even more succinctly, it's the...

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