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Between Capitalism and Community a Review by Paul Buhle

Paul Buhle Monthly Review
To good effect, he argues that a revolution is gained only by practice: “we have to practice socialism…have to go about building it in practice,” a practice that changes the socialists themselves, through the relation of community and solidarity .

The Blockade Against Cuba Turned 60

Rosa Miriam Elizalde Independent Media Institute
It’s easy to say, but it’s been six very hard decades that began with disconcerting lightness and the belief that the United States government’s blockade of Cuba would not last long – a couple of years, maybe.

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Freud and the Miseries of Politics

Udi Greenberg The New Republic
It is tempting to harness “Civilization and Its Discontents” as a guide to our contemporary political morass, but doing so may obscure its most valuable message.

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Paul Tillich's Socialist Decision

Matt McManus Bias Magazine
This too-little-knows treatise by Martin Luther King Jr.'s favorite teacher was written in Germany, notes reviewer McManus, as the Nazis were transitioning "from a threatening political movement to a lethal political dictatorship."

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Das Kapital in Kiswahili

Joachim Mwami, Loren Balhorn Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung
Dr. Joachim Mwami, a retired professor of sociology at the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, began translating Capital into Kiswahili, the language spoken by roughly 100 million people across East Africa.

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Thomas Piketty: The Making of a Socialist

Robert Kuttner New York Times
What makes this noteworthy is that it comes from an economist who gained his reputation as a researcher with vaguely left-of-center sensibilities but was far from a radical. The times are such that even honest moderates are driven to radical remedies

The Radical Printmaking of Käthe Kollwitz

Billy Anania Jacobin
Käthe Kollwitz was a radical printmaker with deep political commitments. From the last days of the German Empire until the end of the Third Reich, she gave visual expression to workers’ rebellion and loss, never losing hope in the socialist world to

AOC in Conversation With Noam Chomsky: The Way Forward

Laura Flanders interviewing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Noam Chimsky Jacobin
At 93, Noam Chomsky is the most important leftist intellectual alive. At 32, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is one of our most important leftist elected officials. The two recently spoke about our prospects for winning a better world.
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