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December 30, 2022
We Lost Barbara Ehrenreich in 2022, but We Can’t Lose Sight of Her Visionary American Socialism
She drew from Debs and historic radical traditions, yet the author and activist was no nostalgic. She modernized the message for the 21st century.
December 26, 2022
Are Aliens Who Visit Earth Likely to Be Socialist?
A.M. Gittlitz says that aliens would need to be socialist to survive long enough to develop interstellar travel, while Corey Pein argues that socialism is a human concept tied to earthly circumstances.
December 2, 2022
Salvador Allende Still Speaks to Us Today
Chilean President Gabriel Boric and Spanish Prime Minster Pedro Sanchez both find themselves besieged by a virulent resurgence of the same right-wing movements that demolished democracy in Chile.
November 29, 2022
Nancy Fraser’s Lessons From the Long History of Capitalism
She talked to
about capitalism’s evolutions and what the left can do to better prepare for the next political crisis.
November 15, 2022
The Life and Afterlife of the Paris Commune
It was one of the most radical political experiments in European history. It was also one of Europe’s most tragically short-lived.
David A. Bell
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October 12, 2022
The American Socialism That Might Have Been
Despite their minority status, the Socialists had been a significant force in American politics before patriotic war hysteria brought on an era of repression.
September 12, 2022
The Left Takes Chicago
At the 2022 Socialism Conference, a new generation of radical young organizers revivifies the US left.
July 19, 2022
Republicans Plan a Convention in the Historic Socialist City of Milwaukee
The party’s 2024 convention looks to be headed for a city with “stronger ties to socialism” than any in the United States.
July 8, 2022
Does Building Luxury Condos Create More Affordable Housing?
Brian Hanlon and Ned Resnikoff write that building market-rate housing lowers prices for everyone while John Washington and Tara Raghuveer argue that the private sector can’t fix itself.
June 21, 2022
Why This N.Y. Socialist Is Running on Climate
Sarahana Shrestha wants the public sector to supply the state’s energy. Will the idea help her win a state Assembly seat?