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Political action can’t end with reading a magazine, but resistance needs ideas.

Lenin didn’t have Ford Foundation money — he had Stalin rob banks instead. We here at Jacobin are in a tough position: we’re not much for physical courage, but we too want to avoid asking rich donors for money.

That’s why we’re lucky to have you, our loyal readers. Jacobin reaches tens of thousands in print and millions online. For many readers, we’re their first encounter with a socialist publication built on the conviction that we need a world that values human need over corporate profit.

We’ve done so much on a shoestring budget to this point — and we need your help to keep going. We’re looking to build a community of Jacobin supporters committed to supporting smart, critical, and morally committed journalism and commentary.

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We’ve accomplished a lot in 2017 — from publishing over a thousand articles to launching new podcasts and hosting events and reading groups to the creation of Catalyst: A Journal of Theory and Strategy and the relaunch of Africa Is a Country. But our plans for 2018 are even loftier, including increasing our print frequency, publishing new books, and launching exciting new investigative journalism projects.

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