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Socialism Is Love

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It’s hard to spin Valentine’s Day as a revolutionary holiday — trust us, we’ve spent the past hour trying. It’s even harder to delve into debates about what love would look like under socialism.

Needless to say, socialism is about solving our animal problems, not all of our human ones. There will still be angst and heartbreak in a socialist society — but the everyday struggle to survive, the exploitation and hierarchy that mark the world today, will be a thing of the past. It will be a world where people can reach their fullest potential. In that sense, as Max Romeo put it, socialism is love.

We have two articles today fitting that theme: the story of Jenny and Karl Marx and a dive inside the political economy of Internet dating. We’re also offering $14.30 gift subscriptions all day. Buy one for a loved one. Who needs flowers or chocolate?

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