Jonathan Jones’ spittle-flecked tirade against a Russian art exhibition is distinguished by a hysteria that borders on the comical.
English has more words than any other European language. This is the result of its peculiar historical evolution.
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.
The England of Shakespeare, like the Spain of Cervantes, was in the throes of a great social and economic revolution.
Shakespeare transformed English literature, reaching heights that before were unheard of and which have not been reached subsequently.
Marxists don’t believe in heaven—but if heaven did exist, we can be sure Mother Teresa wouldn’t be allowed in.
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 […]
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.
Marxism must take a scientific and practical interest in art, a phenomenon which can sometimes appear to be very separate from politics.
For our March 2015 organization-wide reading we are republishing “Proletarian Culture and Proletarian Art,” a chapter from Literature and Revolution by Leon Trotsky.
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”?
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.