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  • Issue No. 25
  • Spring 2017

By Taking Power

In this issue

Unfinished Business

May 22

  • Daniel Finn

The Bolivarian Revolution went too far for capitalism but not far enough for socialism.

Taking Single-Payer Seriously

May 28

  • Dave Kamper

Medicare for All is a moral imperative. But the urgency of passing it doesn’t mean we can forget about the details.

How to Stop the Violence

May 27

  • Jackson Potter

If we want to stop the bloodshed in places like Chicago, we need more public investment — not more authoritarian policing.

Power for Capital's Sake

May 26

  • Belén Fernández

The 1984 Kissinger Commission shows that American intervention is a bipartisan project.

Tulsi Gabbard Is Not Your Friend

May 26

  • Branko Marcetic

Tulsi Gabbard is hailed as a progressive champion. But her views on Islam and support for far-right leaders suggest otherwise.

The Stuff of Politics

May 24

  • Robbie Nelson

Giving people stuff isn't a bad thing. In fact, it’s the material basis of mass politics.

He Fought for the Union

May 26

  • Joe Allen

Jerry Zero, who fought the Teamsters old guard to build a more democratic union, left behind a complicated legacy.

Donald's Myths

May 25

  • Rune Møller Stahl
  • Bue Rübner Hansen

Liberals won't get anywhere fact-checking Donald Trump, because they have no powerful message of their own.

The Legacy of Vladimir Lenin

May 25

  • Tariq Ali

One hundred years after the Russian Revolution, Vladimir Lenin's ideas on democracy, terrorism, and revolution still matter.

Inequality University

May 22

  • Freddie deBoer

Ivy League universities fuel social inequality at the same time public colleges are cut to the bone. They deserve to be dismantled.

The Lost History of Antifa

May 08

  • Loren Balhorn

72 years after the triumph over Nazism, we look back to postwar Germany, when socialists gave birth to Antifa.

The Women of 1917

May 24

  • Megan Trudell

Women weren’t just the Russian Revolution’s spark, but the motor that drove it forward.

Modernism or Barbarism

May 25

  • Benjamin Balthaser

The answer to the miseries of modernity isn't to reject modernity — it's to demand more of it.

Brazil's Crisis of Hegemony

May 24

  • Alfredo Saad-Filho
  • Armando Boito

Ruling class infighting is threatening the Temer administration. The Left must take advantage of this unprecedented moment.

Weaponizing Accreditation

May 24

  • Jeffrey Herlihy-Mera

University of Puerto Rico students are on strike against austerity — and in retribution, officials might terminate their school's accreditation.