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What Amos Oz Couldn’t See

The late writer’s displays of moral courage will serve as a kind of record for future historians, proof of the efforts of Israelis who did not stand idly by as their country’s skies darkened—as well as proof of their shortcomings.

No Power without Organizing

Workers must build durable collective identities on their own behalf, and unions must institutionalize that social solidarity.

How to Win

Without unions to institutionalize them, waves of activism dissipate. As the nation and the labor movement shift to the left, progressives need to push forward policies and politics that strengthen those working-class organizations.

Already Great

On the dead-end optimism of Parks and Recreation.

The Road to Renewal

Even in its weakened state, the labor movement remains the largest organizational counterweight to capital and the power of the wealthy.

Introducing our Spring 2019 special section, Labor’s Comeback.

What Men Want

Dworkin insisted her writing was about women, but it was about men: what they do, why they do it, and which lies they use in their defense. Women couldn’t be subjects, only faceless victims.

Beat the Rich

Any hope of creating economic democracy has to name enemies and hold them up to scorn. Bashing aspiring plutocrats is a necessary place to start.

An Opposing Force

The road from critique to power is long and difficult, but the effervescence of the left-wing political imagination indicates how seriously socialists take this challenge.

Beyond the Backlash

How the 2016 election revealed the possibilities for new political identities.

How Eugene Debs Became a Socialist

Before Eugene Debs became the most popular socialist in American history, he was an innovative and courageous labor leader. As leader of the American Railway Union (ARU),  founded in 1893, he attempted to gather all the crafts in what was …

France’s Anti-Liberal Left

In the ideas of Jean-Claude Michéa, we can see what a left populism fully divorced from liberalism might look like.

Modi’s Saffron Democracy

India may grant Narendra Modi another chance to embody its aspirations and fears. But his classic populist gambit cannot hide a plain truth: the “good days” he promised have still not arrived.

America Through Nazi Eyes

The most radical Nazis were the most aggressive champions of U.S. law. Where they found the U.S. example lacking, it was because they thought it was too harsh.

Ecuador’s Dilemma

The main lesson of correísmo is that no project of transformation, if it wants to sustain and even deepen social change, can weaken the people who propel it forward.

Spring 2019

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