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Communism news and analysis from The Nation
September 13, 2017
Will Russia Leave the West?
The new Cold War could drive the planet’s largest country, long anchored politically in both geopolitical worlds, eastward to stay.
Stephen F. Cohen
July 25, 2017
What Liu Xiaobo’s Death Says About China’s Two Futures
China’s president has crafted an increasingly progressive image for himself abroad, while stifling dissent at home.
Gina Anne Tam
June 13, 2017
What Caused the Russian Revolution?
How historians narrate 1917 tells us as much about their politics as it does about what we can learn from the revolution’s failures.
June 1, 2017
Diana Trilling’s Discontents
To keep up with the New York Intellectuals, Diana Trilling forgot—and forgave—nothing.
April 21, 2017
Could Leftist Jean-Luc Mélenchon Win the French Presidency?
Communism may be dead, but the struggle against capital has taken on new life in France.
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March 27, 2017
What ‘The New York Times’ Missed in Its Piece about Norman Podhoretz
The profile failed to mention the larger historical context in which the former
editor and his contemporaries operated.
February 8, 2017
He may have lived a 19th-century life, but his ideas keep coming back with a vengeance.
January 9, 2017
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Is a Wildly Popular Fascist
January 9, 2017
A Lesson on How to Survive Trumpism—From the McCarthy Era
Trump’s regime will not resurrect full-blown McCarthyism, but it may take lessons in political repression from it.
January 6, 2017
Trump Is Threatening to Roll Back Normalization With Cuba—Here’s What’s at Stake
Obama’s Cuba policy opened a new era of peaceful coexistence. Can it survive President Trump?