Time for Socialism: Dispatches from a World on Fire, 2016-2021by Thomas PikettyYale University Press, 2021.346pp. $34.95. “If someone had told me in 1990 that I would publish a collection of articles in 2020 called Long live socialism! in French, I would have thought it was a bad joke,” said ThomasRead More →

Time for Socialism: Dispatches from a World on Fire, 2016-2021By Thomas PickettyYale University Press, 2021.346pp. $34.95. “If someone had told me in 1990 that I would publish in 2020 a collection of articles entitled Long live socialism! in French, I would have thought it was a bad joke,” said ThomasRead More →

review of Suburban socialism (or barbarism) by Oly Durose (Repeater Books, 2022) There’s a line at Christopher Hill The experience of defeat, his masterful portrayal of discouraged radicals after the English Revolution, on the potential uses of political losses. According to Hill, defeat can force ideologues to confront the inadequacyRead More →

When the Berlin Wall came down in November 1989, a cheer went up across the continent as it marked the end of communism in East Germany and Central Europe. This was followed in 1991 by the breakup of the former Soviet Union, with the Central Asian republics becoming sovereign states.Read More →

‘ My sister studied economics but she never read Marx or Engels,” says Berkay Kartav, 24. The co-ordinator of the London Young Socialists (a branch of Britain’s Socialist Party) sips black tea at Vagabond on Holloway Road. “It just goes to show that mainstream economics, as taught in universities, doesn’tRead More →

After every socialist experiment without exception has failed over the past 100 years, it should be clear that the last thing the world needs is new. But as memories of the collapse of real-world socialism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe fade, socialist thought is experiencing a renewed renaissance.Read More →

The German sociologist Werner Sombart posed a question over a century ago that has occupied social scientists ever since: why there was no American socialism. American sociologist Seymour Martin Lipset answered Sombart’s question with his theory of American “exceptionalism,” which suggested that a series of factors – the anti-state natureRead More →

On Saturday, the Women’s March will hold nationwide “mass mobilization events” in all 50 states to protest counterrevolution against reproductive rights in Texas, Mississippi and many other Republican-controlled states . Protests will take place before the Supreme Court resumes on October 4. In this file photo from June 30, 2021,Read More →

Former Vice President Mike Pence said the Biden administration’s adherence to “big government socialism” was reflected in nearly every political issue emanating from Washington, particularly the multi-trillion dollar spending proposal against to a possible vote in Congress this week. At a Wednesday night event celebrating the opening of Advancing AmericanRead More →

– Counter Punch / Nathaniel St Clair DEMOCRACY exists if and when a community organizes its autonomy around the full participation, on an equal footing, of all members of the community. Its other, autocracy, exists when a community organizes (or allows) its governance by an individual or a subgroup ofRead More →

Democracy exists if and when a community organizes its autonomy around the full participation, on an equal footing, of all members of the community. Its other, autocracy, exists when a community organizes (or allows) its governance by an individual or a subgroup of that community, a leader. Universal suffrage isRead More →

Labor Day is here, and it’s about work in America. Our beloved workforce. Especially the middle-income American blue collar workers who have literally made this country a great country. They make our businesses work. They produce our goods and services. They are also the brave soldiers who defend our nationRead More →

In the United States and Western Europe, many people support large-scale systemic change. In four countries surveyed in November and December last year, about four in ten or more in each country describe their economic or political system as requiring at least major changes, if not comprehensive reform. But whatRead More →

The United States’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been a disaster compared to other countries. This is because our political system values ​​economic production above all other considerations, including public health. Leaders from other countries, like New Zealand, have shown how to prioritize public health and have been politicallyRead More →

The iconoclastic French Minister of the Economy Emmanuel Macron is preparing to upset the political landscape ahead of next year’s presidential election by launching a political movement, sparking speculation about his own ambitions to run for power. Macron, 38, a charismatic and outspoken former investment banker, has seen a meteoricRead More →

Highlights of history Roland Martin: To say that the protesters are in tune with the Democrats is intellectual dishonesty Candidates from both political parties should make their wishes come true, says Martin Martin: The civil rights movement was not about electing candidates; this one either Editor’s Note: Roland S. MartinRead More →