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.
From Mother Jones to Middlebury: The Problem and Promise of Political Violence in Trump’s America
You won't understand the resistance if you never stop judging it.
Will History Absolve Fidel Castro?
The legacy of Cuba’s socialist revolution is still very much in doubt.
After 24 Years, I Am Leaving the Disaster Venezuela Has Become
And my heart grieves for my friends and neighbors, who are stuck there — for worse is yet to come.
How French Socialism Built — and Destroyed — the European Union
The road to hell was paved with the good intentions of François Mitterrand.
The End of Politics as We Know It
The traditional ideological divides of Left and Right are collapsing. And that raises big questions about the future of liberal democracy.
The Limits of Evo Morales’s Identity Politics
Not all of Bolivia’s indigenous people are happy with the country’s first indigenous president.
Erdogan’s Kurdish Chickens Are Coming Home to Roost
The president's peace process with his country's Kurds could be the very thing that prevents him from coming out on top in the coming elections.
It’s the End of French Socialism as We Know It
A rising far right, an unpopular president, and an economic crisis. Is this it or can France's Left be saved?
Venezuela’s Maduro Must Adapt to Survive. He Won’t.
Will Maduro be the first political victim of sinking oil prices?