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Communism news and analysis from The Nation
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.
August 20, 2019
Trump’s America Is Worse Than Orwell’s ‘1984’
As global warming intensifies, our world is becoming bleaker than one of the darkest dystopias ever imagined.
June 6, 2019
Why Is Trump Assaulting Americans’ Freedom to Travel to Cuba?
He’s trolling for votes in Florida at the expense of our constitutional rights and economic support for the Cuban people.
April 26, 2019
Chronicling the Age of Hobsbawm: A Q&A With Historian Richard Evans
“The more I have read his writings, the more I have come to admire and respect him not just as an historian but as a person.”
March 21, 2019
Europe’s Twin Specters of Fear
Paul Hanebrink’s new book tracks the entwined history of European anti-Semitism and anticommunism.
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March 20, 2019
North Korea Through the Eyes of an American Dissident
As entertainment that deftly mixes history, satire, pathos, and comedy,
Next Stop: North Korea
is an unqualified success.
March 19, 2019
Rediscovering Nelson Algren
The literary giant’s unique resonance in our anti-capitalist moment.
March 7, 2019
Toward a Global History of the Communist Party
A. James McAdams’s new history examines the tensions between the communist party as an institution and as an ideal.
December 6, 2018
Keith Gessen’s Portrait of a Moscow Caught Between Two Worlds
His new novel,
A Terrible Country
, offers a heartbreakingly intimate glimpse into contemporary Russian life.
November 27, 2018
‘Choral Marx’ Sets ‘The Communist Manifesto’ to Music
“We’re singing our way through the contradictions of capital.”