What Is Fascism?
The violent far-right assault on the Capitol on Wednesday has raised the specter of fascism. But what is meant by that term? Marxism provides the answer.
Scott CooperJanuary 9, 2021
The Rulers Have Two Parties: We Need a Socialist Party of Our Own
DSA member Chris Manno explains the need for an independent socialist party.
Chris MannoAugust 28, 2020
Vivek Chibber’s ABCs of Reformism: Reality Has Overtaken Social Democratic Illusions
A year and a half ago, Jacobin magazine put out a series of pamphlets on the ABCs of Capitalism. Reformist theorist Vivek Chibber argues that the bourgeois democratic state has so much legitimacy as to make revolutionary politics impossible. Today, when 54% of the U.S. population thinks it is justified to burn down a police station, such reformist ideas appear like satire.
Ahmed KannaJune 10, 2020
Racism, Capitalism, and Class Struggle
The anti-racist uprising in the United States over the brutal murder of George Floyd reopens a strategic question: How do we link the struggle against racism with the struggle against capitalist exploitation? This article draws the counterpoint between the theories of intersectionality and Marxism.
Josefina L. MartínezJune 9, 2020
Capitalism Always Produces Racism
A new wave of anti-racist activists are taking to the streets to protest and stand against police violence. This highlights the importance of theoretical perspectives that understand racism as integral to capitalism. These perspectives must go beyond an identity politics that fails to acknowledge the role of class distinctions in perpetuating racism.
Sam MillerJune 7, 2020
Notes on Class, Political Parties, and the Communist Party in Marx and Engels
Marx and Engels did not provide a theory of the organic political party. But this does not mean that we cannot find important elements on this subject in the thinking of the two revolutionaries.
Giacomo TurciMay 13, 2020