New Book: Leftism Reinvented – Western Parties from Socialism to Neoliberalism

By Stephanie L. Mudge. From Harvard University Press: Left-leaning political parties play an important role as representatives of the poor and disempowered. They once did so by promising protections from the forces of capital and the market’s tendencies to produce inequality. But in the 1990s they gave up on protection, asking voters to adapt to … More New Book: Leftism Reinvented – Western Parties from Socialism to Neoliberalism

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