On Socialist Realism  

Introduction The title of this article does not even begin to convey its importance as an intellectual and historical document. It is, we believe, one of the most significant pieces of writing to come out of contemporary Russia; and we …



Against Reading E-mail  

I am shocked, shocked, and in a tizzy, about demands from Wisconsin Republicans to read the e-mail of faculty members at the state university. Can they do that? Can Republicans in my state demand to read my e-mail? I am …





From Sri Lanka  

An attempt by its government—a coalition of left-nationalists and Trotskyists (LSSP)—to muzzle the press has plunged the six-monthold Republic of Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) into the first crisis under its strange new Constitution. This Constitution established the Supreme Court, which …