July 27, 2021

Debs and Socialist Unity

Debs emerges as a cagey political craftsman or captain of a ship amid a storm, not as the naif that Left and Right, even noted biographer Nick Salvatore, have too often seen him.

July 22, 2021

Against “Sanctified Sinophobia”

Doing nothing about the relationship between pastors and senators has produced the horrifying escalation in anti-Asian incidents, but the harm is by no means limited to the suffering of hate-crime victims.

July 21, 2021

The Radical Legacy of Michael Jamal Brooks

A year ago, the U.S. Left mourned the unexpected death of Michael Brooks, a progressive political commentator and host of “The Michael Brooks Show,” a weekly podcast with over 140,000 YouTube subscribers. Today, the Left has many lessons to learn from his life’s work. 

July 2, 2021

Finding God on Facebook?

Connection, creativity, community—belonging, meaning, purpose—to love and be loved—those are basic human needs, and they are, at root, good. We just have a tragic proclivity to look for love in all the wrong places. Zuckerberg & Co. know that.

June 18, 2021

BOOK REVIEW | Black Marxism Today

Cedric Robinson’s 1983 book moved the understanding of racial capitalism to encompass neglected forms of anti-capitalist resistance.