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The Socialist Imperative from Gotha to Now

Kai-Li Cheng Marx & Philosophy Review of Books
Thinking about how the lessons of the 20th Century might inform a socialist vision for our times is the task the author of this book has set for himself. Reviewer Kai-Li Cheng offers an assessment.

China’s Bigger Economic Threat

Walden Bello The Nation
Would the US be better off helping stabilize the Chinese economy, rather than gearing up for a trade war?

Choosing to Study Medicine in Cuba

Anakwa Dwamena The New Yorker
The Latin American School of Medicine, or E.L.A.M., was established by the Cuban government, in 1999. All of the students are international. Many come from Asia, Africa, and the United States, coming from low-income and marginalized communities.

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Two Intellectual Giants of the American Left

Paul Buhle Monthly Review
Two Marxists associated with the left journal Monthly Review correspond in the years leading up to the publication of their magisterial Monopoly Capital. The reviewer calls the collection "fascinating for its details and quiet wisdom," grappling with a reconfigured empire that persists today.

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Tariq Ali on 1968 and Today

(Interview with David Edgar) London Review of Books
Tariq Ali, a key figure in the British New Left of the 1960s and a well-regarded Marxist writer and activist, offers an extended take on the politics and culture of the1968 anticapitalist movements and their echoes in today’s resistance worldwide.

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