Critics claim democratic socialism is pie-in-the-sky idealism. But socialists have always been at the core of reform struggles.
Paul Heideman holds a PhD in American studies from Rutgers University–Newark.
People aren't turning to socialism because they're naive. They're turning to socialism because they know we don't have to live in misery.
How Students for a Democratic Society went from building a mass movement to embracing the politics of self-destruction.
Though not unblemished, socialists in the United States have a record in confronting black oppression that is unmatched by other political traditions.
Trump's State of the Union was a terrifying address that promised terror for immigrants at home and saber-rattling abroad.
A Jacobin roundtable on Trump's first year in office.
Forget the first 100 days — Jacobin contributors weigh in on Trump's first 103.
Democratic elites are delusional — you can’t subdue the reactionary right without a robust alternative political vision.
Despite its ultimate demise, the Socialist Party shows us that the United States possesses no special immunity against socialist politics.
Movements targeting racial disparities aren't distracting attention from class inequality — they’re part of a broader radicalization against American capitalism.
A generation ago, socialists and civil rights activists tried to transform the Democratic Party. Why did they fail?
The policies President Obama outlined in last night’s State of the Union will only reinforce the trends that produced Donald Trump.
Jacobin contributors on Bernie Sanders' democratic socialism speech and what his candidacy means for the Left.
With powerful class movements behind it, technology can promise emancipation from work, not more misery.
Despite all evidence to the contrary, blaming black culture for racial inequality remains politically dominant. And not only on the Right.
To understand how a body of thought became an era of capitalism requires more than intellectual history.