On the broad American left, internationalism used to be as common—and as essential—as breathing. Abolitionists, black and white, sailed back and forth across the Atlantic, speaking to large and sympathetic audiences. Feminists met regularly with their European sisters to forge …
If Sanders does not triumph in 2016, how can those who thrilled at the prospect of a socialist president keep their movement going? One way would be to turn the Sanders platform into the agenda for a new, anti-corporate organization—a Tea Party of the left.
Why does the white-haired firebrand from Vermont insist on identifying himself with socialism, a political faith that has never been popular in the United States?
The Trump phenomenon is best understood as an amalgam of three different, largely pathological strains in American history and culture.
Political parties are essential to a healthy democracy. And right now, for Americans on the left, the Democrats are the only party we have.
With a counter-argument from David Marcus.
A left that doesn’t relish arguing with itself is a left that’s not prepared to change the world.
From cutting cane with Fidel to dining with Viet Cong soldiers, some memories from a trip to Cuba with the first contingent of the Venceremos (“We Shall Win”) Brigade.
Without strong opposition at home, the “war on terror” will stretch into a third decade, with no plausible sign of a conclusion.
What are the visions and complaints, accomplishments and limits of the largest and most important movements on the left today?
Last week, newspapers and news sites splashed headlines announcing labor’s big victory blocking the Trans-Pacific Partnership, President Obama’s trade deal. It has been quite a while since words like win and labor appeared in the same headline. A few weeks …