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To Beat the Right, We Have to Understand Their Arguments

Matt McManus Jacobin
Since the French Revolution, the Right has deployed a common set of arguments to resist the drive to democratize economic and political power. The Left will only win if we analyze their rhetoric — and counter it.

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The Corporation, Law, and Capitalism

Bill Bowring Marx & Philosophy Review of Books
This book argues "against ‘cause-lawyering,’'' writes reviewer Bowring, "and attempts to hold corporations criminally liable."

Neoliberal Capitalism at a Dead End

Utsa Patnaik and Prabhat Patnaik Monthly Review
The ideology of neoliberal capitalism was the promise of growth. But with neoliberal capitalism reaching a dead end, this promise disappears and so does this ideological prop.

The Russians Are Coming, Again

Jeremy Kuzmarov and John Marciano Monthly Review
Americans are again being warned daily of the Russian menace, with persistent accusations of Russian aggression, lies, violations of international law, and cyberattacks on U.S. elections, as reported in leading liberal outlets like the New York Times and the Washington Post.

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What Americans Really Believe

Roger Smith The Washington Spectator
My hope is that this presentation of the underlying views of a majority of Americans will enable readers to oppose the false prophets of further accommodation with the right, and to arm themselves with the knowledge that time, demographics, and the American people are on the side of progressives. Reconciling the views of Americans with how they vote I will have to leave to others.

Do We Need a Socialist Think Tank?

Jason Stahl Jacobin Magazine
Socialist politics come from below, not experts. But that doesn't mean we should cede policy debates to neoliberals.

Donald Trump's Ideology of Violence

Common Dreams / Vox
The topic was protesters, and Trump's frustration was clear. "They're being politically correct the way they take them out," he sighed. "Protesters, they realize there are no consequences to protesting anymore. There used to be consequences. There are none anymore."
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