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The Night Socialism Went Mainstream

Russell Berman The Atlantic
Bernie Sanders’s victory in the New Hampshire primary marks a turning point for Democratic politics. “No candidate so firmly planted on the left has been so well positioned to capture the nomination of the Democratic Party,”

Tidbits - Feb. 13, 2020 - Reader Comments: Impeachment Not a Mistake; 2020 elections; Sanders, Warren Bloomberg; Voting Rights and Suppression; Economy is Bad; Plant Conversions; Socialists Can Govern; 50 Years: Kent State and Jackson State murders; more

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Reader Comments: Impeachment Not a Mistake; 2020 elections; Sanders, Warren Bloomberg; Voting Rights and Suppression; Economy is Bad; Plant Conversions; Socialists Can Govern; 50 Years - Kent State and Jackson State murders; Announcements; more

How Socialists Can Govern

Bill Fletcher Jr. Dissent Magazine
Many on the U.S. left fear governing power, in part because it has been so difficult to achieve. More recent optimism among socialists is a welcome development—but we need a middle ground between being cynical and naive.

Democracy Is in Crisis. Karl Marx Can Help.

Bruno Leipold Jacobin
Karl Marx is often thought of as a purely economic thinker. But the famed socialist was a committed democrat — and his writings offer potential remedies for democratizing our undemocratic political system.

Tidbits - Jan. 9, 2020 - Soleimani Assassination; Threats to Iranian Cultural Sites; Jewish Life in Iran; Marx’s Concept of Socialism; Austria’s New Government; Mideast Resources; Puerto Rico fundraiser; Global Day of Protest No War On Iran;

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Reader Comments: Soleimani Assassination; Threats to Iranian Cultural Sites; Jewish Life in Iran; Marx’s Concept of Socialism; Austria’s New Government; Resources on Mideast; Puerto Rico fundraiser; Global Day of Protest No War On Iran; more....

Marx’s Concept of Socialism

Peter Hudis Economic and Political Weekly
While Marx never devoted a specific work to a discussion of life after capitalism, his distinctive critique of the central realities of capitalism is far more liberatory than has generally been appreciated.

To Turn the Mass into a Class

Eli Zaretsky London Review of Books
People can be organized in two ways: right-wing populism prone to xenophobia, demonization, and magical thinking or as a class, held together by solidarity and conscious, purposeful action. The socialist project is to turn the mass into a class.
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