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Why I'm Optimistic About the Future of America

The clouds are darkening over the United States. Conservatives have been warning us for a long time but when the next president of the United States will most likely be Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, amid a backdrop of global and national chaos, one begins to see the dark clouds for themselves. 244 more words


Thoughts on Labour & Art

If Labour is the activity or effort of producing goods or services as per a marxist understanding, then the creative process of actually producing art can be considered an act of labour. 920 more words

Kino Blabber

A Rebel History of Star Wars

George Lucas claimed in 2012: “Star wars has got a very, very elaborate social, emotional, political context that it rests in…but of course nobody was aware of that”. 10,739 more words

Party, class, and Marxism: Did Kautsky advocate 'Leninism'?

By Eric Blanc. (Eric Blanc is an activist and historian based in Oakland, California. For the text of the Kautsky article discussed here, see “ 1,208 more words


Karl Kautsky: 'Sects or class parties'

By Karl Kautsky. The following article, first published in Neue Zeit in July 1909 (vol.13 no.7), is republished from Marxists Internet Archive. Some paragraphing has been added and some typographic errors corrected. 5,898 more words


Mead on 'The Meaning of Mr. Trump'

The Meaning of Mr. Trump  by   WALTER RUSSELL MEAD

from The American Interest

“What energizes the Trump phenomenon is the power of “NO!”: people who think the train is about to head off a cliff want to pull the emergency cord that stops the train even if they don’t know what happens next. 206 more words