Tag Archives: socialism

The People’s Republic

Posted on by William Harris

On the anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, the United States government careened into a shutdown. Parades and festivities engulfed Beijing while Americans faced shuttered social services and the threat of self-inflicted default. This apparent coincidence …

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No Such Thing?

Posted on by Jonny Thakkar

Insofar as economic inequality is the left’s principal field of battle in contemporary political life, the fact is that it has no real response to neoliberalism. Idealists without an ideal, moralists without morals, to be on the left today is frequently to be both helpless and hypocritical. Faced with such a predicament, hating Thatcher is the easy part.

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Joiners and Quitters

Posted on by Sam Brody

The utopian imagination must be directed inward, from which point it can radiate out to the neighbor, the spouse, the neighborhood, the city, the country and the world.

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Socialism We Can Believe In

Posted on by Jonny Thakkar

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” Four years on, the heady idealism of 2008 makes me cringe …

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Issue 6

Posted on by The Editors

LETTER On Food “Nobody cares if you know about Mozart or Leonardo anymore, but you had better be able to discuss the difference between ganache and couverture.” ESSAYS A Plea for Human Food [Charles Comey] The fact that the most …

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Toward A Social Socialism

Posted on by Erik Olin Wright

Throughout most of the twentieth century both critics and defenders of capitalism believed that “another world was possible.” This alternative was generally called “socialism.” The Right condemned socialism as violating individual rights to private property and unleashing monstrous forms of …

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