Since the collapse of the Soviet Union it has been fashionable to proclaim that the struggle between capitalism and socialism is over, and that capitalism has won. What if this is not the case? Could it be instead that we are in the midst of a long-term transition from capitalism to socialism that extends over several generations? If this is the case then perhaps our ability to recognize this reality has been obscured by the fixation of attention on short and medium term events.
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Stories about Thinking Politically.
Slavoj Zizek reminds us that being "responsible consumers" will not prevent ecological catastrophe.
Economist Richard Wolff argues that capitalism is to blame for the inequality & instability that threatens society. He proposes an alternative based on workers cooperatives as the solution.
Sam Gindin thinks that the Sanders campaign signals that the conditions are right for building a successful socialist movement. To do this the socialist left will have to build a party actually capable of contesting and taking power.
Jody Cummings explores the allegations over Russian hacking and the US election, warning us not to fall for the propaganda of a new cold war.
Attack on St. Louis Homeless Foreshadows Things to Come
by Don Fitz
The Socialist Imperative
“Houston, we’ve had a problem here”: A Bold, “Outside of the Box”
Suggestion for Addressing Climate Change and other Forms of Environmental Destruction
By Kim Scipes
A Guardian reporter who closely followed the rise of UKIP suggests that with 40% of the US workforce now engaged in various forms of contingent work with no semblance of job security, the left needs to rethink its historic focus on work as the central aspect of people’s identity.
Phyllis Bennis addresses current debates on the left around Syria, suggesting that the priority has to be on steps to end the war.