This day in 1945, Nazi Germany finally surrendered. Faced with revisionist attempts to claim the war was a struggle between “twin totalitarianisms,” we should remember the working-class partisans who resisted the fascist violence — and the better world they fought to build.
Born to a Jewish family in the Russian Empire in 1909, the brilliant intellectual Leone Ginzburg was deeply shaped by the October Revolution and the class struggles in postwar Turin. His short life, ending in an Italian jail in 1944, was devoted to the struggle against fascism and for socialism.
Jon Stewart rightly scorned cable news’ empty bickering during a 2004 CNN Crossfire appearance that went viral again this week. But calls for post-partisan decency still miss the point: we need a positive agenda to improve people’s lives, not empty calls to be the adults in the room.
Elon Musk is right to dream of humanity’s future as a multi-planet species. However, the multigenerational, millennia-long project of space colonization will be a public-sector endeavor, or it will not happen.
As president, Joe Biden hasn’t done nearly as much as he could to help immigrants — and there’s plenty that he can do even without congressional approval.
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For more than three centuries, something has been going horribly wrong at the top of our society, and we’re all suffering for it.
From his new memoir, it’s clear that Barack Obama believes process is politics. But no amount of “process” will solve the problems that plague us — for that, we need the political will he could never muster as president.
Keir Starmer has tried to blame yesterday’s election disaster on Jeremy Corbyn. But it’s Starmer whose leadership has hollowed out the party, refused to offer a compelling vision for change, and left many with little reason to vote Labour.
Joe Biden and many of his appointees have links to drug companies trying to delay and weaken the COVID vaccine patent waiver he’s now promising to negotiate.
The by-election defeat for Labour in Hartlepool is a damning indictment of Keir Starmer, who has failed to deliver the “electability” his supporters promised. But his leadership is bound to double down on Labour’s right turn instead of drawing the correct lessons.
True, the parameters of American liberalism have clearly shifted. But Joe Biden’s actions in his first 100 days have revealed an administration whose most fundamental objective is to restore the Republic to its pre-Trump state — not to undertake its reconstruction along totally different grounds.
When we allow private organizations like Facebook, Google, and Twitter to police scientific discourse, we abdicate our commitment to free scientific inquiry.
A bill advanced by Boris Johnson’s government would give British police massive powers to criminalize protest and evade public scrutiny. But the “Kill the Bill” movement has mobilized impressive opposition against it — providing a first sign of the Left rebuilding after Jeremy Corbyn’s defeat.
Three-quarters of the world’s mining companies are headquartered in Canada. Canadian mining firms are mired in corruption and human rights abuses around the world, yet Justin Trudeau has reneged on pledges to regulate them and end the abuses.
For decades, Australian governments have kept refugees locked up in detention centers on offshore islands and the mainland. But refugees and their supporters have shifted public opinion by exposing cruel conditions and challenging the racist government policy.