New Book: The Political Theory of Che Guevara

By Renzo Llorente. From Rowman & Littlefield: Nearly half a century after his death, Ernesto “Che” Guevara remains a compelling and controversial figure. He was an original social theorist, and many of his writings attest to an innovative interpretation of various concepts and commitments central to Marxist thought. This is one of the first works … More New Book: The Political Theory of Che Guevara

Remembering MLK’s Roots in Labor and Socialist Movements of the 20th Century

By Nathan Newman, As we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, it’s worth remembering that his legacy was based firmly in the labor and the socialist movements of the 20th century. It takes nothing away from King to highlight how his work built on those movements and his voice was magnified by his association with … More Remembering MLK’s Roots in Labor and Socialist Movements of the 20th Century

New Book: Socialism in the 21st Century

By Richard Westra. From Nova Science Publishers: This easy to read book explores the fundamental ideas of socialism as a prelude to its critical reappraisal of their implementation in the Soviet revolutionary experiment. The book then turns to the seismic economic changes of the neoliberal era which it claims now preclude both national social democratic … More New Book: Socialism in the 21st Century

Socialist Register 2018: Rethinking Democracy

Edited by Gregory Albo and Leo Panitch, For years, intellectuals have argued that, with the triumph of capitalist, liberal democracy, the Western World has reached “the end of history.” Recently, however, there has been a rise of authoritarian politics in many countries. Concepts of post-democracy, anti-politics, and the like are gaining currency in theoretical and … More Socialist Register 2018: Rethinking Democracy

Hal Draper’s contribution to revolutionary Marxism

By Joel Geier, Of the hundreds of radical pamphlets published in the 1960s, Hal Draper’s Two Souls of Socialism1 has had perhaps the longest-lasting impact. Appearing at a time when various forms of top-down versions of socialism—social democracy, Stalinism, and Maoism—were in vogue, its emphasis on workers’ self-emancipation set it clearly apart. Moreover, Draper did … More Hal Draper’s contribution to revolutionary Marxism

The Revolution Party

  By Leo Panitch, A fresh and compelling new account of the Russian Revolution to mark its centenary concludes by paying tribute to the Bolsheviks for acting as history’s switchmen, a term derived from the small booths that dotted the railway tracks across the Russian empire, where local revolutionaries had long gathered for clandestine meetings. … More The Revolution Party