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Strategy

Socialism, Technology, and Ideologies of Misery

Why is it that postcapitalists cannot dream of a future, but revolutionary socialists can?

Matías Maiello

January 3, 2021

Can Technology Alone Propel Us Beyond Capitalism?

A polemic with those who believe AI, robotics, 3D printing, and nanotechnology will overcome class exploitation.

Paula Bach

January 3, 2021

Revolutionary Marxism vs. Postcapitalism

The Marxist method and the relevance of the era of crises, wars, and revolutions

Emilio Albamonte

January 3, 2021

A Critique of the Rank-and-File Strategy

It is the most popular strategy for U.S socialists in the labor movement — yet it has serious limits.

Jason Koslowski

January 3, 2021

Engels as a Strategist of Socialism

200 years after his birth, a look back at the "First Red Clausewitz"

Matías Maiello

December 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 Greene

November 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 Brain

July 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 Kanna

June 10, 2020

The Revolution Will Not Be Localized

Mutual aid and other forms of local organizing are important, but can never overthrow capitalism on their own. How should socialists proceed?

Ezra Brain

May 8, 2020