• What's Left of Bernie's Revolution?

    What’s Left of Bernie’s Revolution?

    Bernie Sanders’s run for Pres­i­dent is over, but his cam­paign has left behind a coher­ent social demo­c­ra­tic cur­rent in Amer­i­can pol­i­tics. How did this cur­rent cohere, where is it head­ing, and what does this mean for rad­i­cal pol­i­tics today?

Rethinking International Relations: An Interview with Benno Teschke

Rethinking International Relations: An Interview with Benno Teschke

As we know, Marx never wrote a dis­tinct tome on either inter­na­tional trade or on war and geopol­i­tics – a tome that would have prob­lema­tized the space­less assump­tions of either a stag­ist con­cep­tion of world his­tory or a uni­ver­sal­iz­ing cap­i­tal­ist world mar­ket. And in that sense Inter­na­tional Rela­tions – less as a dis­ci­pline but more as a prob­lem­atic – remains very press­ing and urgent for Marx­ists to reap­pro­pri­ate.

Law and Order: Make Marxism Great Again

Law and Order: Make Marxism Great Again

While a Trump pres­i­dency is not impos­si­ble, in this topsy-turvy elec­tion it has turned out to be fool­ish to make pre­dic­tions. It seems fair, how­ever, to ask a ques­tion that is being ignored or sup­pressed: if eight years of Bill Clin­ton gave us George W. Bush, and eight years of Obama gave us Trump, what would eight years of Hillary Clin­ton give us?

Continues to Rise: Muhammad Ali (1942-2016)

Continues to Rise: Muhammad Ali (1942-2016)

These two aspects of Ali’s life – the ath­lete and the mil­i­tant – can­not be sep­a­rated: his entire box­ing career was fully polit­i­cal, and his great­est matches, against Ernie Ter­rell and George Fore­man, saw him wag­ing the strug­gle against white supremacy, racism, and col­lab­o­ra­tionism in the box­ing ring itself.

The Future Has Already Happened

The Future Has Already Happened

The real prob­lem with Invent­ing the Future is not the defi­cien­cies in its pro­gram – any bugs in the pro­pos­als could always be ironed out in the test­ing stage – but its rela­tion to futu­rity as such. 

The Afterbern

The Afterbern

To make the most of the polit­i­cal oppor­tu­ni­ties cre­ated by the Sanders cam­paign, rad­i­cals need to develop new forms of orga­ni­za­tion that are appro­pri­ate to our his­tor­i­cal con­junc­ture.