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Brian Sholis

Brian Sholis is a doctoral candidate at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He is the co-editor of The Uncertain States of America Reader (Sternberg, 2006) and serves as editor-at-large for His reviews have appeared recently in Aperture, Bookforum, and the Village Voice.


The Triumph of Capitalism

Fall 2010 | Criticism

Because we are still recovering from the most spectacular breakdown of corporate capitalism since the Great Depression, any study of that system’s rise to economic preeminence in America is inherently timely. What transformed our country from a land of yeoman farmers, shopkeepers, and artisans into the home of multinational corporations, capitalized at hundreds of millions of dollars and employing tens of thousands of workers?