What Will Communism Look Like in New York City?
The new novel Everything for Everyone tells the story of a global insurrection against capitalism starting in 2052. It's not only entertaining — it's a good opportunity to think about revolutionary strategy.
Nathaniel FlakinNovember 23, 2022
Germany Is Still Run by Nazi Billionaires
Nazi Billionaires, a new book by Bloomberg journalist David de Jong reminds us who runs Germany: the grandchildren of war criminals.
Nathaniel FlakinAugust 20, 2022
Ruth Fischer: The Ongoing Fascination of the Ultra-left
Ruth Fischer was the chairwoman of the Communist Party of Germany in the mid-1920s, before she became a supporter of McCarthy. Her ultra-left policies continue to provoke discussions among socialists. A massive biography by Mario Keßler offers some lessons for revolutionary strategy today.
Nathaniel FlakinJuly 3, 2022
The Strange Story of Trotskyism in the Alps
A new book in German tells the story of the Trotskyist movement in Switzerland from 1945 to 1968. It includes the strangest case of infiltration since the founding of the Fourth International.
Nathaniel FlakinJune 23, 2022
A Welcome and Necessary Encounter Between Trotsky and Gramsci
The following is Warren Montag's foreword to the new book by Argentinian Marxist Juan Dal Maso entitled "Hegemony and Class Struggle. Trotsky, Gramsci and Marxism" released by Palgrave Publishing House on July 28th.
Warren MontagJuly 30, 2021
Left Populism Is a Dead End
Marina Prentoulis's new book is intended to show left populism in a favorable light. Her examples, however, actually serve as a warning of what awaits the working class when parties influenced by left populism come to power.
Eddie DovetonJuly 2, 2021
Marxism and the Origins of the Ecological Critique
John Bellamy Foster’s The Return of Nature: Socialism and Ecology (Monthly Review Press, 2020) shows the role played by biologists and other scientists with a nonmechanistic, materialist outlook, alongside various Marxists, in laying the foundations of ecology in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Esteban MercatanteJune 1, 2021
Book Review: The Tragedy of American Science, by Clifford D. Conner
Can science solve the world’s problems? Not as long as researchers are dependent on capitalist investment and access to new technology is limited to those who can pay for it. In his new book, Clifford D. Conner explains why.
Olivia WoodApril 25, 2021
Everything You Need to Know About Sahra Wagenknecht’s “Left Conservatism”
Everyone on the German Left is talking about a terrible new book. We are all "bizarre minorities."
Nathaniel FlakinApril 20, 2021
Reconnecting Gramsci to the Traditions of Revolutionary Marxism: A Review of “Hegemonía y Lucha de Clases”
Juan Dal Maso’s "Hegemonía y lucha de clases. Tres ensayos sobre Trotsky, Gramsci y el marxismo" represents an ambitious attempt to rethink the relation of Gramsci to the traditions of revolutionary Marxism, by means of a critique of those positions that emphasised the possibility of a reformist reading of Gramsci and of an attempt to suggest that Gramsci and Trotsky faced the same open challenges of redefining revolutionary strategy.
Panagiotis SotirisApril 7, 2021