Ari Paul / 10 Jan 2024

The 21st Century Left

If We Burn, by Vincent Bevins

Over Chinese noodles and cold beers in north Brooklyn, my friend Sam (not their real name) and I envisioned a possible American revolution.(...)

John Foster / 17 Nov 2023

Between Two Nationalisms

The Spanish Challenge

Breathe easy. Spain’s Socialist leader, Pedro Sánchez, has won a second term in office.  This is the best possible outcome of the July election. Not just for Spain but also for Europe.(...)

John Foster / 27 Oct 2023

Left Against Fascism

Joseph Fronczak’s Everything is Possible and Rachel Maddow’s Prequel

The difference between right and left is who you blame. On the left, it’s capitalism and colonialism. On the right, it’s the Frankfurt School and LGBTQ.(...)

Charlie Bertsch / 12 Jul 2023

Music for Socialism

The Kosmischer Läufer Con

During the decade since Edinburgh’s Unknown Capability Recordings began releasing analogue electronic music under the name Kosmischer Läufer, the label has assiduously maintained that these tracks were secretly made for the East German Olympic team between 1972 and 1983.(...)

Joel Schalit / 03 May 2023

May Day in Torino

First Meloni Edition

Rain is always bad for protests. Particularly in a drought-stricken region like northern Italy, where the slightest hint of thunder sends people running indoors.(...)
John Foster / 16 Dec 2022

Fantasy Island

Free Market: The History of an Idea, by Jacob Soll

It’s as though the 1980s never happened. For many Gen Xers like me, until the 2008 financial crisis, the free market was the only game in town.(...)

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