Book Review: "Terrorism and War" by Howard Zinn

It may seem odd to be reviewing a book that is now past its twelfth birthday, but the content of this book is incredibly relevant to today’s world, and a proper understanding of its virtues […]

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Review: Marxism and Anarchism

A review of the recently published book by Alan Woods, Marxism and Anarchism, which analyzes these two trends through their respective origins, thinkers, and class base.

"Crony Capitalism" or Just Plain Capitalism?

Many Americans seem to have a fascinating obsession with a romantic, idealized version of capitalism—one that has never actually existed. There is a tendency to believe that somehow we’ve just gotten off track—we’ve somehow lost […]

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The Myths About Marxism

The past two decades have witnessed a barrage of propaganda against Marxism and its revolutionary heritage. We examine here the most common myths about Marxism and socialism.

The Degradation of Science Under Capitalism

Centuries of scientific research and investigation have helped to propel society forwards and improve the lives of millions. But, as with all other areas of society, the senility and decay of capitalism is now being […]

Bureaucratism or Workers’ Power

This important document provides an analysis of the nationalized planned economy that existed in the Soviet Union and other Stalinist regimes.

In Defense of Lenin

Ninety years ago, on 21st January 1924, Vladimir Lenin, the great Marxist and leader of the Russian Revolution, died from complications arising from an earlier assassin’s bullet. Ever since then there has been a sustained […]

What is Value?

What is value? This question has perplexed the human mind for more than 2,000 years. The classical bourgeois economists grappled with the question, as did Marx. After much deliberation, they correctly hit upon the idea […]

Lobbying: How Politicians Are Bought and Sold

In his masterpiece Origins of the Family, Private Property and the State, Engels pointed out that even in a “democratic republic,” wealth still wields power indirectly, but all the more surely. “It does this in […]

The Decay of Capitalism: Zombies and the Class Struggle

There has been a huge boom in the apocalyptic movie genre with dozens of such films, television shows, video games, and books being released in just the past decade. They have used meteors, pandemics, global […]

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Book Review: "Behind the Myths: the Foundations of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam"

Religion dominates so many people’s lives, and yet so little is known about how it came about. Pickard’s book delves into the history and political implications of the three most important religions in the Western […]

Capitalism, Entertainment, and Creativity

Movies and video games are all-pervasive in our society, with a seemingly endless supply of them being pumped out each year. Despite the decade-long forecast of doom and gloom for the industry, the amount of […]