The Left once tried to own the legacy of America’s Bicentennial, but ran into ideological and structural roadblocks all too familiar today.
Category Archive: the Left
One former PhD student’s harrowing experience points to an opaque and capricious system.
Robinson’s “baggy monster” of a novel offers a daring and kaleidoscopic view of how humanity might actually grapple with impending climate catastrophe.
When does the act of acknowledging your own complicity in an unjust system start to look like an empty gesture? Aaron Colton considers the work of Jia Tolentino.
If Marx and Engels were right that capitalism creates “its own grave-diggers,” then the most revolutionary of these grave-diggers are the colonized people—the women, the children, the minorities, the immigrants, and the people of color.
We often trip over historical analogies when trying to interpret the present. But the French writer offered a different way of thinking about time.
Historian Chris Wright argues that we need to rethink Marxism for our current crisis, but without expecting revolution to happen in one big disruptive moment.
McGuinness’s life illustrates the path from political violence to peaceful cooperation, argues Ruairidh Fraser — but Brexit threatens to unravel hard-won progress.