The victory of a Democratic Socialist in a New York primary will not lead to the dictatorship of the proletariat. It's an incremental addition to the long history of moderate socialism in the US.
Marx believed that exploitation of workers and of nature went hand-in-hand.
A scholar of literary radicalism asks whether Marx's writings are at all relevant to the world's struggles with inequality today and why he's no longer being relegated to the dustbin of history.
Marx's spectre still haunts everything from economics to politics to literature. Here's where to start if you want to know more.
Thinking with Karl Marx on his 200th birthday means recognising the importance of thought.
Some say the gig economy is capitalism's final victory, but maybe it's not.
This is certainly a moment to bring Engels's shade out of the shadows.
The protest song "Stimela" remains as much a song about present and future aspirations, as it is of the past.
The idea that automation and robotics will lead to huge job losses is wrong. Big business likes the sweat of cheap labour too much.
"The Magnificent Seven" was a slice of daily life, a class struggle song framed by the sound of funk and the emergent hip-hop in New York.
The single greatest failure of current punditry is the refusal to recognise that context matters. A one-size-fits-all approach to solving Zimbabwe's complex set of problems simply won't help.
When women are remembered as part of the Communist or any other political tradition it's often as an afterthought, or as part of the support system of the revolution.
Critical decolonisation means accepting risk of error. It means considering whether indigenous knowledge systems might contain truths that western science hasn't accessed.
There remain many mysteries that are beyond science. Does that mean that a God truly exists? A scholar gives reasons for this possibility.
Generational rebellion is an enduring feature of all societies. Indeed, it is the dynamic through which societies renew themselves and move forward.
Liberty is a political matter bound up with institutionalised struggles for equality among individuals, groups, networks and organisations. This is where the cult of the free individual falls down.
The marketing wizardry used by sports multinationals to sell these little round things by the truckload.
We live in changing times. Let's hope the power brokers work out how to manage them.
Thomas Piketty's visit reminds us of the need to reconsider South African inequality-fibbery. His inequality critique is vital, but only if it can withstand the neoliberal embrace.
Okwui Enwezor's central show delivers an undisguised history lesson about Venice's past.