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.
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.