Nordic Countries Aren’t Actually Socialist
Denmark, Norway, and Sweden shouldn’t be held up as socialist utopias.
America Is Becoming a Social Democracy
The Biden administration is accomplishing what was once thought historically impossible.
Florida Called for Trump
The state was a must-win for the president, and he prevailed thanks in part to broad support from Cuban Americans and other Latino voters.
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The lasting impact of Sanders and Corbyn, a profile of the UAE’s invisible Palestinian hand, and a drift toward authoritarianism in West Africa.
Will Bolivia’s Elections Usher in a New Wave of Socialism in Latin America?
A year after the leftist leader fled La Paz, Morales is looming over the upcoming vote.
Is France’s Socialist Party Back From the Dead?
As Macron’s luster fades in local elections, Socialist leaders are planning a return to national politics—in alliance with the Greens.
Socialism: Why It’s Back and What It Means
Essays on how social democracy can save the world, as well as counterpoints on why capitalism remains the best way for populations to thrive.
Why Socialism Won’t Work
Capitalism is still the best way to handle risk and boost innovation and productivity.
How Climate Change Has Supercharged the Left
Global warming could launch socialists to unprecedented power—and expose their movement’s deepest contradictions.
The World After Capitalism
The future depends on a social democracy that doesn’t reshape capitalism but transcends it.
Can Social Democrats Save the World (Again)?
Communism and democratic socialism won’t heal today’s political divisions. But social democracy—which helped ward off extremism following World War II—could.
Socialism’s Biggest Hero Is a Bourgeois British Capitalist
John Maynard Keynes felt little solidarity for workers and inspired a century of establishment economics. The West’s revived socialists have adopted him as their own anyway.
The Myth of Democratic Socialism
The Nordic countries show the limits, not successes, of Bernie Sanders’s plans.
What the Right Gets Wrong About Socialism
As Scandinavia shows, it does feature plenty of public ownership—but also a thriving economy.
The Left Keeps Getting Venezuela Wrong
Anti-imperialists prefer a Russian-backed dictator to a public revolt.
Want to Win the Midterms? Spend Less on War
The intensification of the liberal-neoconservative alliance under Trump is not good news for Democrats.
In Italy, a Right-Wing Spin Doctor Repents
How Silvio Berlusconi’s top propagandist become one of Matteo Salvini’s toughest critics.
The Sins of the Father Shall Not Be Visited on the Son
Julius and Ethel Rosenberg's son has devoted his life to aiding children of imprisoned radical leftists. And his work is about to become more urgent than ever.