socialism theory and philosophy

Bernie Sanders Isn’t a Socialist

Bernie Sanders Isn’t a Socialist

But he plays one on TV. That’s a problem.
The Center Cannot Hold

The Center Cannot Hold

Bernie Sanders’s strong showing in Iowa is a turning point in the battle between the party’s establishment and left wing.
Bernie Could Win the Nomination. Should We Be Afraid?

Bernie Could Win the Nomination. Should We Be Afraid?

The establishment doesn’t have the credibility to stop the surging Sanders movement.
Finland Is a Capitalist Paradise

Finland Is a Capitalist Paradise

Can high taxes be good for business? You bet.
The Enduring Power of Anticapitalism in American Politics

The Enduring Power of Anticapitalism in American Politics

From Debs to Sanders to Ocasio-Cortez, an ideal persists.
The City Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez Would Have Loved to Live In

The City Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez Would Have Loved to Live In

When “sewer socialism” ruled during the first half of the 20th century, Milwaukee flourished.
Fact-Checking Trump’s Claims That Democrats Are Radical Socialists

Fact-Checking Trump’s Claims That Democrats Are Radical Socialists

The president wants to portray his opponents as steering the country in a dangerous direction. But what does it mean to be a socialist — and to what degree do Democrats fit the definition?
Fact-Checking Trump’s Claims That Democrats Are Radical Socialists

Fact-Checking Trump’s Claims That Democrats Are Radical Socialists

The president wants to portray his opponents as steering the country in a dangerous direction. But what does it mean to be a socialist — and to what degree do Democrats fit the definition?
What Is Democratic Socialism? Whose Version Are We Talking About?

What Is Democratic Socialism? Whose Version Are We Talking About?

Bernie Sanders is giving a speech on democratic socialism. But if you ask five democratic socialists what the term means, you’ll likely get five different answers.
The United States of Socialism?

The United States of Socialism?

A debate with Jacobin editor Bhaskar Sunkara
Why Is Socialism Coming Back in Germany?

Why Is Socialism Coming Back in Germany?

The young German politician Kevin Kühnert is calling for worker ownership of companies and an end to investment real estate.
America’s Original Socialist

America’s Original Socialist

Pins from Eugene Debs's various presidential campaigns.
Well, Socialism Couldn’t Give Us Trump

Well, Socialism Couldn’t Give Us Trump

When Donald Trump defaulted on a loan for Trump International Hotel in Chicago, he sued Deutsche Bank, which had lent him the money.
Socialism and the Self-Made Woman

Socialism and the Self-Made Woman

Ivanka Trump’s views on the Green New Deal have been called tone-deaf.