Edwina Preston reflects on the lost art of hanging out – which feeds creativity – and the need to reclaim time from the pressures of productivity. She draws on new books by Jenny Odell and Sheila Liming.
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What does Karl Marx have to say about climate change? Quite a lot, according to a new book.
Over 50 years, over 50 million copies have been sold. Pink Floyd’s masterwork will continue to resonate with listeners for a while yet.
A worker shovels charcoal at the at Al-Hattab production facility in the Gaza Strip.
‘Late capitalism’ is referenced in books, articles and as a trending meme. But what are the origins of the term – and what does it describe?
‘Permacrisis’: the Ever Given stuck in the Suez Canal, instantly bringing 12% of global trade to a stop.
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Crises are no longer something to fix but situations to manage.
From the 1870s on, continual improvements in living standards became a birthright – not for everyone, but for humanity as a whole. King Charles III inherits a different future.
Marx’s thought was groundbreaking. His primary interest wasn’t simply capitalism. It was human existence and our potential.
Fanon was brutally honest in his criticism of militants and Africa’s post-independence elites.
Grimes finds solace in The Communist Manifesto after her split from Elon Musk, but what can she learn from reading Marx and Engels? A political theorist explains.
Tragedy in literature has come a long way since its Greek origins.
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Post-colonial writing has expanded the concept of tragedy beyond Western thought.
Beards? Yes. Masks? Perhaps not.
John Locke and John Stuart Mill don’t provide much in the way of justification for ignoring public health advice in a pandemic. Mikhail Bakunin, however…
Shakespeare did an excellent job of depicting the real nature of money, Karl Marx believed. A £2 coin issued in 2016 to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.
Shakespeare understood that our fate depends on fostering the humility and empathy that dethrones money and transforms it into something we use to advance the common good.
Marx, Madison or God? Who said it first…or at all?
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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.
Grocery workers have been essential during the pandemic. so should we be paying them more?
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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.
Raya Dunayevskaya believed “Marxism is a theory of liberation or it is nothing.”
The book, Marxism and Freedom was written in 1958. Yet, it remains relevant today.
Marx’s tombstone was vandalised with a hammer in February 2019.
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Statues to divisive figures are increasingly becoming the target of protest and vandalism.
A religion sociologist discovers that his criticism of the Church is based on lies.
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.
A Green Bay Packers fan wears a cheese hat reading ‘NFL Owner’ – a nod to the fans’ public ownership of the franchise.
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?