What is Socialism?
EDITORIALS AND COLUMNS
Letter from the editors
Reviving socialism from below
Phil Gasper explains how the crisis of capitalism has revived interest in alternatives. He untangles the socialism of Marx from its later distortions.
REPORTS AND ANALYSIS
The fight for academic freedom in changing times
The squeeze on workers
A surge of militarization at the border
Workers on the rise in the Caribbean
Afghan responses to escalating war
interview with Anand Gopal
A power greater than a hundred lies
Howard Zinn, interviewed by David Barsamian
LGBT liberation: Build a broad social movement
Historian John D’Emilio talks to Sherry Wolf
What is socialism?
socialist ideas—however confused and distorted—have found their way into mainstream discussion. Eric Ruder examines what socialism is—and is not.
Israelis and Palestinians: Conflict & resolution
Israeli socialist Moshé Machover on the roots of conflict and what it will take to resolve it
SPECIAL COVERAGE ON THE ECONOMIC CRISIS:
The crisis of capitalism: Beyond deregulation and greed
Claudio Katz, an Argentine Marxist economist, analyzes the contours of the current world crisis, arguing that this is both a crisis of the financial system as well as a crisis of global overproduction
Rescuing capitalism: The role of the Fed
Deborah Goldsmith, who teaches economics and women’s studies at City College of San Francisco, dissects the role of the Federal Reserve System in propping up U.S. and global capitalism.
Marx and Engels…and Darwin?
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of Darwin’s The Origin of Species. Climate and Capitalism editor, Ian Angus, reveals the connections between Darwin’s evolutionary breakthrough and Marx’s revolutionary ideas
Forging the American working class
Joe Allen on the reissue of Sidney Lens’s Labor Wars
PLUS: A left case against the Democrats; Robots at war; The mirage of peace in Afghanistan; Conscience of a Keynesian; Class politics of neoliberalism; Fighting back in Africa