Venezuela is gripped by a struggle for power, and much of the rest of the world is leaning in. Just how did it find itself in this position?
Though best remembered for her role in the doomed German Revolution, Rosa Luxemburg's theories on how capitalism exploits people and nature need hearing today.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has transformed from a liberal into an authoritarian leader who uses the tools of democracy to attack civil society. Hungarians are protesting in the streets.
Many Americans seem to like seeing communist ideas in action, but have a visceral reaction to the word ‘communism.’ Might it be time to refresh an old ideology with a new set of terms?
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.
The state plays a strategic role, but they are also driven by financial markets – not central plans.
In the age of rampant consumerism, there is nonetheless an odd nostalgia for socialist regimes and symbols. What does it mean?
Beitar Jerusalem has always attracted the outsiders, the oppressed and the victimized – Israel's 'forgotten Jews.'
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.
The removal of Jacob Zuma from power is to be welcomed but, it's not the answer to South Africa's problems.
The very debate around how Labour has dealt with this issue revolves around some key tropes of anti-semitism.
The recent March for Our Lives showed just how unsatisfied American youth are with their leaders. Recent polls suggest the economic system may be the next item on their agenda.
The reality is that Bill Shorten is, in many ways, a garden-variety centre-left leader.
Organic farming has roots in 20th century fascism, challenging the assumption that environmentalism and progressive politics are symbiotic.
Russian revolutionary Nadezhda Krupskaya, like other leading women in the new Stalin-led state, was marginalised. But in her case, because she was Lenin's widow.
The National Question cannot be resolved solely through South Africa's constitution. There's potential for a far more radical transformative project than traditional liberalism.
Venezuela is long gone; say hello to Cuba-zuela.
South Africa's governing ANC has always seen economic growth as the driving force for change. This was wishful thinking as the damage done by apartheid will take far more to undo.
Cuba won't tolerate the high social costs paid by China and Vietnam in their shift to market capitalism, but its economy desperately needs a reboot.