The Left

Activism, Bureaucracy and the Long Road Ahead

July 17, 2017 admin 0

Surveying recent decades of the U.S. socialist movement is a morbid task. From the 1990s until recently, discussion of socialism was a topic relegated to the ideological trashcan. The fall of the USSR infamously ushered […]

The Left

Independent Workers’ Government and Program

November 13, 2016 admin 0

The working class needs political representation capable of forming an independent (non-class collaborationist) government. This government could be a one-party state, or a ‘worker’s government’ of multiple worker’s parties, but the point is it must […]

USA

Trump and 2017

November 10, 2016 admin 0

Donald Trump’s electoral victory demonstrates, with stark consequences, that the Democratic Party’s strategy of triangulation has hit a dead end. Hillary Clinton, a personification of the ‘political establishment’ which has so transparently acted against the […]

The Left

Still Looking for a Silver Bullet

December 21, 2015 admin 0

Anonymous, writing last month in response to a talk I gave on ‘money in politics’, criticized my dismissal of campaign finance reform as a worthwhile reform campaign. While he agrees that the radical-democratic program I […]