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Marxism news and analysis from The Nation
July 14, 2021
Utopia and Dystopia Are Twins—Both Are Born Out of Criticism
But it is only Utopia that allows us to dream together.
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.
July 28, 2020
Property May Not Be Theft, but It’s Not NOT Theft
As nationwide protests destroy buildings, monuments, and police stations, it’s time to get the facts straight.
August 8, 2019
Fighting Capitalism With Capitalism
What if employee-owned businesses were the key to a healthier, more humane economy?
February 12, 2019
What a Midwestern Presidential Candidate Learned From Marxist Intellectuals
Pete Buttigieg’s father was a Gramsci scholar—but he taught his son more about ethics than revolution.
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January 24, 2019
Erik Olin Wright Inspired the Left to Embrace Real Utopianism
The brilliant scholar taught radicals to think big about solutions—such as universal basic income.
November 27, 2018
‘Choral Marx’ Sets ‘The Communist Manifesto’ to Music
“We’re singing our way through the contradictions of capital.”
March 2, 2017
Letters From the March 20, 2017, Issue
California dreamin’… How far would the left go?… Weapons of mass action?… Marx, past and future… The people have the power…
August 4, 2016
Running on Empty
Was the failure to solve the US energy crisis of the 1970s a product of bad government policy, or of voters demanding that their government do the impossible?
June 9, 2016
The Odd Couple
Through their editorial work on the writings of Walter Benjamin, Theodor Adorno and Gershom Scholem forged an unlikely friendship.
Peter E. Gordon