At the height of Reaganism, close to half of Americans believed a phrase popularized by Karl Marx actually derived from the US Constitution. It doesn't, but scholars have traced it to the Bible.
After the pandemic is over, grocery workers and nurses will still be essential. But will they be paid any better?
The book depicts how Onkgopotse Tiro’s time at Turfloop amounted to a revolutionising political script for generations to come.
In economics classes, relentless growth is an unquestioned dogma. Yet this same economic growth is rapidly ripping apart the ecological foundations of our world.
The book, Marxism and Freedom was written in 1958. Yet, it remains relevant today.
Statues to divisive figures are increasingly becoming the target of protest and vandalism.
The real lessons of Jesus Christ as outlined in the Bible are socialist. But the Church, a veritable old boys club, doesn't teach us that.
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.
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.