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Marxism

The Lament of the Conservative Left

James Peron | Posted 07.26.2014 | Politics
James Peron

Socialism embraced some liberal goals but wanted to offer the security of the old order where disturbing social change was minimized and what change was allowed was carefully controlled.

Syria and the Arab Spring: An Interview With Gilbert Achcar

Danny Postel | Posted 07.23.2014 | World
Danny Postel

We took his book The People Want: A Radical Exploration of the Arab Uprising as a starting point from which to examine the roots of the Syrian uprising, the nature of the Assad regime, the different shapes of the uprisings across the region, and the fate of Syria.

A Conversation With Maestro James Conlon

Sean Martinfield | Posted 06.21.2014 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

Beginning Thursday, April 24 through Saturday, April 26, San Francisco Symphony presents an extraordinary combination of masterworks conducted by James Conlon.

What The Left Can Learn From The Lego Movie

Sean McElwee | Posted 05.17.2014 | Politics
Sean McElwee

Lefties have harangued Barack Obama, even suggesting that Richard Nixon was more liberal. By doing this, the left has has succumbed to right-wing ideas about social change -- that it comes from great men, rather than collective action.

Crowd Control

Lewis Lapham | Posted 05.16.2014 | Politics
Lewis Lapham

For the last several years, the word "revolution" has been hanging around backstage on the national television talk-show circuit waiting for somebody, anybody -- visionary poet, unemployed automobile worker, late-night comedian -- to cue its appearance on camera.

The Way We Live Now: Costas Lapavitsas on the Financialization of Capitalism

David Adler | Posted 04.29.2014 | Books
David Adler

There is a feeling among the public that something is wrong, out of balance in the American economy, even though pundits assure us everything is looking good. The U.S. financial sector has recovered from the crash, but the "real" economy hasn't.

Jesus Was a Marxist, Not a Theologian

George Elerick | Posted 04.20.2014 | Religion
George Elerick

Sin, from the Hebrew is chait, one of the functions of this kind of sin was that it was defined individually and singularly, meaning that it wasn't something chronically wrong, but something someone bought into -- an ideology.

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.

Limbaugh Attacks Pope

Jeff Danziger | Posted 02.15.2014 | Media
Jeff Danziger

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Don't Call Us Marxist Because We Critique Capitalism -- Call Us Christian

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 02.14.2014 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

In response to critics who label him a Marxist, Pope Francis is taking a page from the famous Seinfeld scene: No, my critique of capitalism is not because I'm a Marxist (not that there's anything wrong with that) -- it's because I'm a Christian.

Pope Francis Responds To Marxist Accusations

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion

In a new interview with the Italian newspaper La Stampa, Pope Francis responded to allegations that he is a Marxist, after he recently criticized 'unf...

Zach Carter

Here Are 6 Moments From Mandela's Marxist Past That You Won't Hear On CNN

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Nelson Mandela is one of the greatest political heroes of the last century -- a man who earned the highest accolades from those at every point on the ...

Is Pope Francis a Liberation Theologian?

Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Posted 02.02.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite

Since Pope Francis issued his "apostolic exhortation," Evangelii Gaudium, he is being roundly accused, by some American conservatives, of being a "liberation theologian" and a Marxist.

Rush Limbaugh vs. Pope Francis

Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh slammed Pope Francis' stance on social justice in his apostolic exhortation "Evangelii Gaudium," calli...

Big Ideas Don't Just Come From the University

David Blake | Posted 11.25.2013 | College
David Blake

Many of the world's great ideas came from learning on one's own, without a professor lecturing at you or having to take an exam. Some of the most infl...

The Fall of Utopianism

John Feffer | Posted 09.22.2013 | World
John Feffer

For many people, East Germany began as a utopian project built on the ashes of Nazism. It was billed as an ideal worker's state that would bring prosperity to all.

Holy Crap: The Sacred Call Of The Excluded

Peter Rollins | Posted 07.01.2013 | Religion
Peter Rollins

In Paul's definition of the trash-people as the divine collective, the crap and the holy are joined together in a type of parallax similar to what we find in the wave-particle duality discovered by physicists.

CPAC: GOP's Best!

Susie Sampson | Posted 05.24.2013 | Comedy
Susie Sampson

CPAC, always showin' off the pride and joy of America. I was honored to attend such a sacred event. I had to make my accent less apparent because people are only used to the lame stream media Yankees askin' them questions.

Pope Francis's Humility Does Nothing for the Poor

Nigel Barber | Posted 05.20.2013 | World
Nigel Barber

The new pope favors a modest lifestyle without chauffeured limousines or ostentatious palaces. I am sure that his concern for the poor is sincere. Yet, he is not going to do anything radical to reduce poverty.

What's In A Name?

Frank G. Kirkpatrick | Posted 05.15.2013 | Religion
Frank G. Kirkpatrick

Pope Francis could use the choice of his name to recall the message of St. Francis' teaching on the holiness of self-chosen poverty, not just for individuals but especially for the church which claims to represent the message of Jesus himself.

10 Nations Rapidly Losing Faith In Capitalism

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 07.16.2012 | Business

Are the workers of the world uniting? Not exactly, but a lot of them sure are mad. A significant number of people around the world have lost faith...

Why The 'Socialist' Charge Persists

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 08.04.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK — When President Barack Obama's re-election campaign unveiled its new slogan, some conservative critics were quick to pounce. "Forward...

Press Coverage of the Cambodian Genocide: An Analysis

Sharon Wu | Posted 07.09.2012 | College
Sharon Wu

American politicians and the public lacked the necessary information to devise a viable solution. There was definitely enough press about mass deaths to alarm the public, but journalists simply couldn't provide enough information to persuade anyone to take action.

OWS and the Class Struggle Revised

Robert Teitelman | Posted 07.07.2012 | Business
Robert Teitelman

OWS takes the traditional Marxist notion of class, simplifies it and inflates it into two cartoons -- the 99 percent and the 1 percent. In the process, it manages to ignore about 150 years of Marxist discussion and debate.

Are You Spring Trained for May Day?

Danny Schechter | Posted 06.23.2012 | New York
Danny Schechter

The Occupy Movement has appropriated "spring training" to describe educating and preparing activists for non-violent nationwide protests and a hoped for general strike slated for May Day 2012 (May 1).