He Got the Story

Seymour Hersh has gotten a few things wrong over his career. But his memoir shows a reporter with broad and brave consistency, exposing one atrocity and cover-up by the forces of American imperial power after another.

The Karl Marx of Music

Composer Hanns Eisler was a lifelong communist and self-described Jacobin. His music provided the soundtrack for both the tragedies and triumphs of German antifascism.

Issue No. 30 Out Now!

  • Issue No. 30
  • Summer 2018

Childhood

In This Issue

Donald Trump, Lumpen Capitalist

The most important thing about Donald Trump isn’t his psychological condition — it’s that he’s a capitalist. And a particular kind of capitalist at that: a lumpen capitalist.

The Mayors and the Movements

In 2015, a wave of social movements lifted left-wing mayors to power in Spain. Their experience in office shows the importance of linking institutional power to bottom-up mobilization.

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A World for the Many

The pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) is key to the fight against Turkey’s brutal Erdoğan regime. But its struggle is also about building a different kind of world order.

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“I love Africa Is a Country, because it is basically the inside of my head.”

— Teju Cole

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