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Communism news and analysis from The Nation
May 20, 2021
Did ‘Cancel Culture’ Drive Richard Wright Underground?
On “Memories of My Grandmother” and
The Man Who Lived Underground.
Joseph G. Ramsey
April 19, 2021
Was Marx Also a Social Democrat?
In a new book, Shlomo Avineri explores the social democratic impulses and Jewish origins of Karl Marx.
March 11, 2021
Vivian Gornick in Reverse
A conversation with the writer about her life and work.
June 29, 2020
Maria Reva’s Mordant and Profound Fiction
In her short story collection,
Good Citizens Need Not Fear
, Reva documents the chaos, joy, and serendipity of life before and after the fall of the Soviet Union.
June 18, 2020
Who Really Was Roy Cohn?
We talked to Ivy Meeropol about her new documentary on the man who helped send her grandparents, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, to the electric chair.
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June 1, 2020
The Lost History of Southern Communism
Mary Stanton’s Red,
offers a close examination of the triumphs and travails of Alabama’s local Communist Party chapter.
Robert Greene II
May 5, 2020
The Inner Life of American Communism
Vivian Gornick’s and Jodi Dean’s books mine a lost history of comradeship, determination, and intimacy.
December 19, 2019
The 2010s Radicalized Video Games—and the People Who Make Them
As an increasing number of games began to critique 21st century capitalism, their designers in the US battled for unionization.
November 8, 2019
The Berlin Wall Kept People In. Our New Walls Keep People Out.
Walls have made a comeback—but like in Berlin, their effectiveness hinges on mass surveillance.
September 13, 2019
Russia’s Recent Elections Could Signal Hope—or a Warning
New opposition faces emerge after local elections in Moscow and other regions throughout Russia.