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Marc Jampole: What exactly are “capitalism” and “socialism”?

Most people — including most reporters and columnists—have no idea what socialism is and only a fuzzy notion of what capitalism is.

July 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

Helen Keller: Letter To Nazi Students Before They Burn Her Book (1933)

To the student body of Germany: History has taught you nothing if you think you can kill ideas. Tyrants have tried to do that often before, and the ideas have … Continue reading

July 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

John Samuel Tieman: A Few Thoughts On Sanders And Socialism

There is a lot of debate these days as to why Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, in his run to be president, is doing so well. Pundits think he will win … Continue reading

September 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Kshama Sawant: The Most Dangerous Woman in America

SEATTLE—Kshama Sawant, the socialist on the City Council, is up for re-election this year. Since joining the council in January of 2014 she has helped push through a gradual raising … Continue reading

March 19, 2015 · 3 Comments

Andy Piascik: Democracy, Socialism and Counterrevolution in Latin America

Recent developments in Latin America continue that region’s remarkable surge toward democracy and socialism and away from the clutches of US imperialism. Left parties have won recent presidential elections in … Continue reading

February 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Jose Padua: Socialism

In the town of Front Royal where I live I am a socialist. I live there with my socialist wife and my socialist daughter and my socialist son. We think … Continue reading

December 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

Blue Suits And Socialism: Suggestions For A Party Platform

Last week, I went to a reception.   Twenty years ago, a friend won a First Amendment case that went all the way to the Supreme Court.   We joked about the … Continue reading

July 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

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