Selected by Paige Laino

Last week we discussed the "problem" of Xenophobia as described by Adrian Piper, and two different kinds of "solutions". These readings were posed in a pre-election world so I think it's time to get a little more overtly political and a little more radical in terms of other solutions to "xenophobia" as experienced in America today. I've selected two texts that I've noticed being shared more and more since the election: one old, one new; one local, one global.

These texts both present very different views of the world that are both fundamentally Marxist. I'd like to discuss first why these texts are being discussed now, which parts of each feel particularly resonant for you personally and which do not, and how each could possibly spur direct, real action.