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Socialism news and analysis from The Nation
July 26, 2021
Where Would We Be Without the New Deal?
A new history charts the forgotten ways the social politics of the Roosevelt years transformed the United States.
July 24, 2021
India Walton: ‘Finally We’ll Be Able to Put Resources Behind All of These Bold, Visionary Ideas’
The winner of Buffalo’s Democratic mayoral primary knows that the key to making the bold progressive change the city needs is control of the budget and prioritization of resources.
July 21, 2021
Progressives Around the Country Are Recalling Sewer Socialism’s Proud History
At the local level, sidewalk socialists represent a movement whose time has come.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
July 16, 2021
All That’s Utopian Melts Into Asphalt
Utopia Parkway, which slices through the most diverse borough in New York, began as a dream of cooperative housing for poor Jewish immigrants.
July 15, 2021
Utopia Is Possible—Yes, Even Now, Especially Now—but We Have to Demand It
Radical faith in grand visions is supercharged by the promise that fundamental change is possible.
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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.
June 28, 2021
The Political Revolution Comes to… Buffalo?
The stunning victory of socialist challenger India Walton over the city’s four-term incumbent has ignited a revolution here—if she can keep it.
June 23, 2021
A Socialist Claims a Historic Victory in Buffalo
“A well-meaning group of rebels and revolutionaries” just put a democratic socialist on track for the top job in a major American city.
June 21, 2021
Socialists Were Once Serious Contenders for Mayor of New York, and They Will Be Again
Tuesday’s mayoral primary lacks a prominent democratic socialist contender. But the next mayoral race will almost certainly feature one.
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.