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Communism news and analysis from The Nation
July 19, 2018
The Attack on Democracy in Poland and the Response of the Left
While liberals call for restoration of basic democracy, the left fears this will only revive the neoliberalism partly responsible for driving people to the right.
May 21, 2018
Trumpism Is the New McCarthyism
Just as as McCarthyism did decades ago, Trumpism conceals the Republican Party’s long-term program to dismantle the public sector.
April 20, 2018
Cubans Face the End of the Castro Era
As Raúl steps aside, the country faces transition and transformation.
April 4, 2018
In Marx’s Republic
offer us visions of freedom as well as domination?
March 30, 2018
Flirtations With Anarchy
Two new films take different approaches to Joseph Stalin and Karl Marx, two major figures of modern political history.
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February 21, 2018
In the Cuban Sphere
Was Cuba under Castro a model for anti-imperialism in Latin America or a source of instability in the region?
December 14, 2017
The Candle of Memory
Anne Applebaum's new history of the Ukrainian famine illustrates the perils of using the past in service of today's politics.
November 30, 2017
Enzo Traverso’s new book offers us a guide to the left that the 20th century left behind.
October 26, 2017
Mikhail Gorbachev’s New Thinking
Gorbachev set out to transform the Soviet Union from within. What happened?
October 10, 2017
The Death of Che Guevara Declassified
A top-secret CIA memo shows that US officials considered his execution a crucial victory—but they were mistaken in believing Che’s ideas could be buried along with his body.