Karl Marx’s Literary Style Was an Essential Part of His Genius / by Daniel Hartley

Lithograph of Karl Marx, 1866. (Hulton Archive / Getty Images) Originally published in Jacobin on January 31, 2023 Review of Marx’s Literary Style by Ludovico Silva, translated by Paco Brito Núñez (Verso, 2023) Karl Marx wasn’t merely a great thinker who was also a glorious prose stylist. His brilliance as a writer was inseparable from his greatness asContinue reading “Karl Marx’s Literary Style Was an Essential Part of His Genius / by Daniel Hartley”

U.S. Deaths Highlight Need for Far-Reaching Change / By W. T. Whitney Jr.

Demonstrators carry a coffin over Brooklyn Bridge during a march against gun violence, 06.02.18, in NY. | Mary Altaffer – AP Under U.S. capitalism, industrial production and consumerism expand. Greenhouse gases increase, the climate changes, and people die. U.S. imperialism leads to wars and potentially nuclear war. U.S. life expectancy has fallen. According to governmentContinue reading “U.S. Deaths Highlight Need for Far-Reaching Change / By W. T. Whitney Jr.”

Let Them Die! / by Greg Godels

Why the US has lower life expectancy than other countries | MDLinx In the spirit of Jonathan Swift’s satirical world (A Modest Proposal), we might facetiously attribute the recent decline in US life expectancy to a concerted effort to strengthen the social safety net. Politicians have been maintaining for decades that it would be necessaryContinue reading “Let Them Die! / by Greg Godels”

Some socialist wishes for the new year / by Zoltan Zigedy

After the Democratic Party brought in legislation to block a national rail strike this month, 2023 may be the year the US left moves beyond the two-party system From social democratic dreams of coexistence with capitalism, to misunderstandings over the nature of imperialism, ZOLTAN ZIGEDY hopes the left’s confusion can be eased in 2023. ATContinue reading “Some socialist wishes for the new year / by Zoltan Zigedy”

At stake in Ukraine is the future of globalized capitalism / by Samir Saul and Michel Seymour

Photo by Dmytro Smolienko/Ukraine Territorial Defense Forces/Twitter Originally published in Canadian Dimension on November 30, 2022 Ukraine is only one front in an all-round confrontation The far-reaching war in Ukraine is only one phase of a world-wide conflict that began earlier. In international relations, the driving forces are often obscured by surface occurrences, such asContinue reading “At stake in Ukraine is the future of globalized capitalism / by Samir Saul and Michel Seymour”

On Why Capitalists Are Guilty of Social Murder / by Friedrich Engels

Friedrich Engels directing the construction of a barricade in the streets of Elberfeld during the riots of May 1849 in Prussia. (Universal History Archive / Universal Images Group via Getty Images) Originally published in Jacobin on November 28, 2022 In 1845, Friedrich Engels wrote a scathing condemnation of English capitalism, The Condition of the Working ClassContinue reading “On Why Capitalists Are Guilty of Social Murder / by Friedrich Engels”

Beating around the bush: polycrisis, overlapping emergencies, and capitalism / by Güney Isikara

Photo: Jernej Furman Originally published in Developing Economics on November 22, 2022 It is in vogue nowadays to describe the multifaceted and intertwined crises of capitalism without referring to capitalism itself. Obscure jargon of ‘overlapping emergencies’ and ‘polycrisis’ are brought up to describe the complexity of the situation, and they serve, with or without intention,Continue reading “Beating around the bush: polycrisis, overlapping emergencies, and capitalism / by Güney Isikara”

‘A new way of life’: the Marxist, post-capitalist, green manifesto captivating Japan / by Justin McCurry

Kohei Saito’s book Capital in the Anthropocene, inspired by Karl Marx’s writings on the environment, has become a surprise hit in Japan | Image: newsonjapan.com Originally published in The Guardian on September 9, 2022 Kohei Saito’s book Capital in the Anthropocene has become an unlikely hit among young people and is about to be translatedContinue reading “‘A new way of life’: the Marxist, post-capitalist, green manifesto captivating Japan / by Justin McCurry”

The crisis in US children’s hospitals and the need for socialist public health / by Evan Blake

Originally published on the World Socialist Web Site (WSWS), on October 27, 2022 Over the past month, children’s hospitals across the United States have entered an unprecedented crisis. They are being inundated with a wave of infants and toddlers hospitalized with a range of respiratory illnesses, well before the normal peak in December. The mostContinue reading “The crisis in US children’s hospitals and the need for socialist public health / by Evan Blake”

Capitalism’s senility and socialism’s vigor are increasingly apparent to world / by Global Times

Photo: VCG Editor’s Note: For the Chinese people, the past decade has been epic and inspirational. The country, under the leadership of the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at the core, has made great endeavors in boosting its economy, deepening reforms, improving the rights of its people and acting as a responsible powerContinue reading “Capitalism’s senility and socialism’s vigor are increasingly apparent to world / by Global Times”