• The Struggle between the Future and the Past: Where Is Cuba Going?
    The Struggle between the Future and the Past: Where Is Cuba Going?

    I have 2 favourite sayings. One draws upon the dialogue in Shakespeare’s Henry the VI part 2 when Jack Cade envisions that the effect of his plot will be that “all the realm shall be in common.” To this, comrade Dick responds, “the first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.”

    Between the sword and the neck: why the Arab streets rejects Zionist normalization with Arab states
    Between the sword and the neck: why the Arab streets rejects Zionist normalization with Arab states

    U.S. media outlets and politicians have nearly all parroted the same praises of the recent “peace agreements” between Israel and the repressive U.S.-backed governments of the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Sudan, and Morocco.

    Money on the Left: The Journal featuring “Food, Money & Democracy”
    Money on the Left: The Journal featuring “Food, Money & Democracy”

    Benjamin C. Wilson, Taylor Reid, and Max Sussman join the podcast to discuss their forthcoming co-written essay, “Food, Money, and Democracy: Cultivating Collective Provisioning for Resilient and Equitable Communities of Work.” Inaugurating our new journal, Money on the Left: History, Theory, Practice, the article politicizes what Sanjukta Paul and Nathan Tankus term “coordination rights” across monetary and production sectors and focuses on the coordination of food systems, in particular. Coordination rights are fundamental to the process of building resilient communities, our guests argue, determining whether social provisioning systems are “collective” or “concentrated.”

    The Second International’s Conflicted Legacy
    The Second International’s Conflicted Legacy

    Virtually all socialists today are descendants of the Second International of 1889 to 1914. Yet its legacy remains sharply disputed. Some associate this International with its betrayal of socialist principles at the start of World War I, and think there is little reason to study it any further. Others see the prewar Second International as a model to be re-created. Both assessments are mistaken.

    The Supreme Court, rights, and judicial abdication
    The Supreme Court, rights, and judicial abdication

    The Supreme Court Justices have left town for the summer. Their sense of justice departed a few months ago, along with their fidelity to the history and text of the Constitution.

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