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The Ultimate Guide to Shutting Down Conservative Anti-Piketty Hysteria

Sean McElwee | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics
Sean McElwee

When the right drops the C-bomb, the M-bomb and S-bomb all at once, you can be certain a book is having an impact. And "Capital" may well be the "General Theory" of the first half of the 21st century, redefining the way we think about capitalism, democracy and equality.

Marx Was Right: 5 Correct Predictions About Modern Capitalism

Sean McElwee | Posted 04.07.2014 | Business
Sean McElwee

While Marx was wrong about some things, his writings accurately predicted several aspects of contemporary capitalism, from the Great Recession to the iPhone 5S in your pocket.

Superman Recites From The Bell Jar

Francis Levy | Posted 04.05.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

"Superman Recites Selections from 'The Bell Jar' and Other Works by Sylvia Plath" from l999 is one of the video installations in the Mike Kelley exhi...

Lenin

Daniel N. Nelson | Posted 02.11.2014 | World
Daniel N. Nelson

Lenin was recently beheaded. Well, his statute. In Kyiv. Too bad, but overdue. Why didn't the Ukrainians do this earlier... say twenty years ago?

Exchange Religion for Faith

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Peter A. Georgescu

We can't own the truth. No particular tribe has a patent on it. It hovers somewhere out there in the middle, between all the oppositions that bedevil our societies right now.

On the Muslim Question

Joost Lagendijk | Posted 07.02.2013 | World
Joost Lagendijk

In 1843 Karl Marx , the iconic 19th century philosopher and co-founder of Marxism, wrote an essay called "On the Jewish Question." Recently, Anne Norton published a small book titled On the Muslim Question.

U.S. Army Officer and Marxist Chris Helali on Buddhism, Marx and the Democratic Left

Matt Bieber | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics
Matt Bieber

"Growing up and reading history and political theory and, of course, hearing of the tales of my family, who participated in ideological conflict both in Greece and in Iran, I realized that there must be another alternative, there has to be another path."

Sylvia's Grand Pursuit Is a Grand Gift

Laurence J. Kotlikoff | Posted 08.18.2012 | Books
Laurence J. Kotlikoff

Sylvia Nasar's Grand Pursuit is a marvelous intellectual and social history of economics, economists, and economic times during the century when economics came into its own, 1850 through 1950.

"It's the Democracy, Stupid!": The "Vague" Goals of the Other 99%

David J. Dunn, PhD | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics
David J. Dunn, PhD

To help my students think about the way the market works, and especially how it affects real people, I have them play Monopoly. But I modify the rules to make the game more realistic.

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 Evil Master

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

One of the most frequent topics of discussions when talking about Cuba, is whether the reality in which we live can really be called "socialist." For...

Marx On The Upper West Side

HuffPost Citizen Reporting | Justin T. Cass | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Produced by HuffPost's Local Citizen Reporting Team Here in New York City, the seat of global finance, Karl Marx received a standing ovation on Satur...

Fishing for Our Souls

J. Pittman McGehee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
J. Pittman McGehee

One of the most important lifelong tasks I continue to undertake is to offer hope, insight and healing for people who feel wounded by religion.

Republican Leaders Join In Honoring New Rotunda Statue Of Radical Socialist Woman

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

A woman whose name we all know was a proud Red, a committed Socialist, and an unapologetic Wobbly. And now she's not only buried in the National Cathedral, she's got her own statue in the Capitol.

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...

Thanks Glenn Beck -- This 'Socialism' Sounds Great!

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Capitalism has been given a pass while Americans struggle. When will capitalism be a word as dirty as socialism?

Other Economists in the Room

Jane Smiley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jane Smiley

I don't disagree with Paul Krugman, but he is missing out on some big issues that also need to be discussed and understood before we actually know what is going on in our world.

Was Marx Right? The Bailout and the Auto Industry

Howard Schweber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Schweber

We need a bailout of the auto industry to give the new contracts and the new automotive products a chance. And then we need to address the larger question about the auto industry, and about American industry in general.

The Communist Manifesto Hits 160

Barbara Ehrenreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barbara Ehrenreich

This year marks the 160th anniversary of the Communist Manifesto and capitalism, aka "free enterprise," seems willing to observe the occasion by dropping dead.