Engels as a Strategist of Socialism
200 years after his birth, a look back at the "First Red Clausewitz"
Matías MaielloDecember 6, 2020
Book Review: How to Be an Anti-Capitalist in the 21st Century
When it comes to fighting for socialism, strategy is everything. Here we present a review of Erik Olin Wright's immensely popular "How to Be an Anti-Capitalist in the 21st Century," and discuss the pitfalls of trying to "erode" capitalism.
Doug Enaa GreeneNovember 14, 2020
The House Always Wins: The State and Autonomism
Autonomism, as a strategy, is growing in popularity during this current moment of uprising. While an autonomist strategy can provide some important victories, it can never bring about true liberation because it misunderstands the nature of the state. We can neither reform the state nor work around it, so we must overthrow it.
Ezra BrainJuly 21, 2020
Vivek Chibber’s ABCs of Reformism: Reality Has Overtaken Social Democratic Illusions
A year and a half ago, Jacobin magazine put out a series of pamphlets on the ABCs of Capitalism. Reformist theorist Vivek Chibber argues that the bourgeois democratic state has so much legitimacy as to make revolutionary politics impossible. Today, when 54% of the U.S. population thinks it is justified to burn down a police station, such reformist ideas appear like satire.
Ahmed KannaJune 10, 2020
Pandemic, the Left, and Workers’ Power
In the face of the economic and public health crisis triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Left oscillates between mutual aid efforts and parliamentary impotence. We need to take part in workers’ struggles today and prepare for the coming upsurge.
Juan CMarch 31, 2020
Pandemic and Capitalism: The Two-Pronged Struggle of the Working Class
The coronavirus poses the question of halting nonessential economic activity and converting production to what is needed to fight the pandemic, along with who should be in control. It turns out that what is essential depends on the class from which you view the situation.
Matías MaielloMarch 30, 2020