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Rick Santorum, Karl Marx and Child Support

Margaret Klaw | Posted 06.03.2012 | Politics
Margaret Klaw

How would Rick and the tea-partiers feel if the government told them exactly how much money they had to spend on their children every month? And wage-attached their pay checks and deposited those funds in their ex-wives' bank accounts?

The Cluelessness of Thomas Friedman

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 05.14.2012 | Media
Jonathan Weiler

Tom Friedman's column today calls for re-thinking American capitalism by striking a series of "grand bargains," and as usual his analysis of what stands in the way of such grand bargains bears no relationship to the realities of American politics.

The New Marx

John Feffer | Posted 04.01.2012 | World
John Feffer

If the house organs of the financial sector and the house intellectuals of the Right are all talking like a Marxist study group, then perhaps we are on the verge of a major transformation -- not only in terminology but, more importantly, in the facts on the ground.

Artists' Famous Last Words

Posted 07.21.2014 | Arts

While great art lives forever, great artists don't. And aside all of the panic, pain and stress death brings, there is also the pressure to come out w...

The All-American Occupation

Steve Fraser | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics
Steve Fraser

If Occupy Wall Street signals the end of our own, atypical period of acquiescence, could a return to a version of "class warfare" that would, once upon a time, have been familiar to so many Americans be on the horizon? Finally!

What Is Art? Famous Artists Respond

Posted 12.12.2011 | Arts

For centuries we have wondered, what is art? Many nights we've tossed and turned pondering this unsolvable question. And now, HuffPost Arts is here to...

Hunting Down The Real Karl Marx

Mary Gabriel | Posted 12.11.2011 | Books
Mary Gabriel

Ask anyone on the street if they have heard of Karl Marx and the answer more often than not would be yes. Ask those same people what they know about Marx and the responses will be wildly different - and usually wrong.

Did Karl Marx Foresee The Global Economy's Current Crisis?

Bloomberg | George Magnus | Posted 10.29.2011 | Business

Policy makers struggling to understand the barrage of financial panics, protests and other ills afflicting the world would do well to study the works ...

Roll Over, Karl Marx

Bob Burnett | Posted 08.10.2011 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Marx was half right. Unfettered capitalism has promoted class polarization in the US. But it's far from inevitable that this will produce class conflict, revolution, and a new social order. American workers are too weak and disorganized.

Sundance/IFC's The Ledge -- God as Opiate

Melody Breyer-Grell | Posted 07.27.2011 | Entertainment
Melody Breyer-Grell

The Ledge held me on the edge of my seat from start to finish, which is a very good thing these days, when I am tempted to give up on many pictures after only five minutes.

PHOTO: Literal Book "Marks" | Posted 07.13.2011 | Books

Book “Marks” (incl Mark Wahlburg, Mark Zukerberg, Karl Marx, Mark Twain, Mark Anthony and Mark Hamil)...

Am I A Mother Or A Maid?

Mary Bradley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mary Bradley

I grew up on both the Disney and non-Disney versions of the fairy tales, but unlike my daughter, I didn't wear their images on my T-shirts, lunchbox, umbrellas and every second piece of apparel I owned.

Want A Job In Academic Administration? Don't Quote Marx

Inside Higher Ed | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

"In the university, the higher up the hierarchical structure, the more one has decision-making power and the further one is from the actual 'work' (di...

Don't Overuse the Word "Revolution"

Robert Teitelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Teitelman

When we attach the word "revolutionary" to every new development, we debase its meaning. We become more than a little superficial -- not to say a little more prone to the true revolution we never saw coming.

Bam's Balanced Slash-and-Burn Budget

Sunil Adam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sunil Adam


Karl Marx: Teacher of the Year?

Brian Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Brian Jones

If today's educational "wisdom" is a product of capitalism, then perhaps it's time for teachers to investigate the ideas of the man who subjected that system to rigorous examination: Karl Marx.

The 20th Century, Now in Reruns

Jonathan Schwarz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Schwarz

Rather than understanding that the problem of the 20th Century was the refusal of capitalism to compromise with human beings, many now think the problem of the 20th Century was the few compromises capitalism did make.

Memo From Jesus: Here's Precisely What I Would Do

David Kronke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
David Kronke

I'd definitely live in a more meteorologically temperate zone than what I came to call the Unholy Land. You are doing something to keep it from getting hotter than Hell here on Earth, right?

Is China Poised for Implosion? What Would the Communist Manifesto Predict?

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Howard Steven Friedman

Deng Xiaoping probably would be concerned to see that Chinese population policies and practices as well as the engine of capitalism appears to be creating a Marxian nightmare of bourgeois and proletariat.

'13 Bankers': Beware Of Banana Peels

Simon Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Simon Johnson

What we need is a change in the conventional wisdom in Washington, away from the idea that what is good for Wall Street is good for America, and toward the idea that we should be skeptical of the megabanks.

Disaster, Religion And Resilience In Haiti | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Most of us seem to know intuitively that resilience matters for post-disaster recovery, yet we also know that Haiti desperately needs the internationa...

Haiti and Cuba: Dodo Birds of a Feather

Daniel Bruno Sanz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel Bruno Sanz

Why is it so important to the great leaders of the Cuban and Venezuelan revolutions that Obama's campaign message of joyous reconciliation be converted to an elegy of disillusionment?

Left, Right & Center: Is America Ungovernable? Plus: Men, Women and History

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

Are moneyed and special interests so entrenched that we cannot govern of, for and by the people? Is history made by great men and women? Or is it the reverse: Does the moment make the man/woman?

Left, Right & Center: Is America Ungovernable? Plus: Men, Women and History

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

Is America ungovernable? Are moneyed and special interests so entrenched that we cannot govern of, for and by the people?

Jewish Liberation From The Ghetto: Excerpt From "Emancipation"

GlobalPost | Michael Goldfarb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Michael Goldfarb GlobalPost An excerpt from Michael Goldfarb's new book, "Emancipation: How Liberating Europe's Jews from the Ghetto Led to Revolutio...