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In Defence of Soviet Art: A Reply to Jonathan Jones

Jonathan Jones’ spittle-flecked tirade against a Russian art exhibition is distinguished by a hysteria that borders on the comical.

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400 Years Since the Death of Shakespeare: A Revolutionary in Literature—Part Four

English has more words than any other European language. This is the result of its peculiar historical evolution.

400 Years Since the Death of Shakespeare: A Revolutionary in Literature—Part Three

The age of Shakespeare was also the age of Machiavelli—the Italian philosopher who first explained that the conquest and maintenance of political power has nothing to do with morality.

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400 Years Since the Death of Shakespeare: A Revolutionary in Literature—Part Two

The England of Shakespeare, like the Spain of Cervantes, was in the throes of a great social and economic revolution.

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400 Years Since the Death of Shakespeare: A Revolutionary in Literature—Part One

Shakespeare transformed English literature, reaching heights that before were unheard of and which have not been reached subsequently.

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“Saint” Teresa of Calcutta: A Fanatical Stooge of the Ruling Class

Marxists don’t believe in heaven—but if heaven did exist, we can be sure Mother Teresa wouldn’t be allowed in.

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If America Should Go Communist

We republish here for our organization-wide reading a short article from 1934 by Leon Trotsky discussing perspectives for the quick development of socialism in the United States. While this article is quite old, it is […]

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Horror Film—The Decline of Capitalism Through the Lens

Armed with a Marxist understanding of society and a knowledge of the enormous potential for a better world, Marxists see capitalism for what it was—a horror.

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Marxism, Materialism, and Art

Marxism must take a scientific and practical interest in art, a phenomenon which can sometimes appear to be very separate from politics.

Proletarian Culture and Proletarian Art

For our March 2015 organization-wide reading we are republishing “Proletarian Culture and Proletarian Art,” a chapter from Literature and Revolution by Leon Trotsky.

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The Ice Bucket Challenge: How Can We Really Cure ALS?

The “Ice Bucket Challenge” has gone certifiably viral.  But what does it all mean? Is “raising awareness” enough? Is this really a way to “create a world without ALS”?

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Brazil: Who is the World Cup For?

This year’s football world cup tournament has brought to the surface a whole series of contradictions between public and private interests, between the interests of the bourgeoisie and those of the working class.

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