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Was There a Socialist Revolution in Venezuela? Using Trotsky’s Ideas to Understand Chávez’s Legacy

20 years after Hugo Chávez won a presidential election under the country's new constitution, Venezuela lies in ruins. Does this represent the failure of "socialism," as Trump likes to claim? A Marxist conception developed by Leon Trotsky can help us understand the contradictions of Chavismo.

Nathaniel Flakin

August 8, 2020

Portrait of a Political Monster

How can we understand Donald Trump and what can we expect from his re-election run?

Maria Aurelio

April 1, 2020

Trump’s First 100 Days and What Is to Come

The shocking election of Trump and the chaotic first months of his presidency have left many searching for an explanation of this unprecedented historical phenomenon. Is Trump a fascist? Is his win the result of some vast Russian conspiracy? How has the far right grown so quickly, from Britain to France to the U.S.? In this article, we will attempt to outline the forces that Trump represents and the possible trajectories of his presidency in the coming months and years.

Robert Belano

April 19, 2017

Turkey’s Fragile Bonapartism

Turkey may hold a referendum on the transition to an authoritarian presidential system as soon as late March; however, Erdoğan’s Bonapartist shift does not herald stability for the ruling class, nor a solution to the crisis of neoliberalism.

Barış Yıldırım

January 6, 2017

Failed Coup: A Springboard to Bonapartism

On July 15, the world watched as an attempted military coup against President Tayyip Erdoğan and the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) took place in Turkey. The putschists’ eventual surrender does not in any way signify an end to the permanent crisis of Erdoğan regime.

Baran Serhad

August 9, 2016