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Chris Wright

Interview: If Unions Had Organized the South, Could Trump Have Been Avoided?

What can the labor struggles of unions in the 30s and 40s in the South tell us about the character of U.S. politics and the labor movement today? An interview with Marxist Michael Goldfield on his book The Southern Key: Class, Race, and Radicalism in the 1930s and 1940s.

Chris Wright

December 12, 2020

Popular Radicalism in the 1930s: The History of the Workers’ Unemployment Insurance Bill

While Bourgeois historians and contemporary "common sense" would have us believe that American workers are inherently conservative, the struggle for the Workers' Unemployment Insurance Bill in the 1930s shows that popular movements can embrace radical demands and provides a lesson for our own times.

Chris Wright

September 18, 2020

Capitalism and Existential Despair

Suicide, mental illness, and collective anguish—that is capitalism in 2019. Alienation and atomization have reached such a level that it seems as if the world is in danger of ending. How can socialism provide hope?

Chris Wright

September 7, 2019