A Communist Review of Michael Parenti’s Blackshirts and Reds

The rising tide of support for socialism and communism has generated renewed interest in Michael Parenti’s work. While he brings forward some valuable observations and insights, his method also has significant limitations.

Michael Harrington: Theoretician of American Reformism

Michael Harrington’s ideas continue to have wide influence, but his American variant of reformism is a political dead end.

Class Struggle Unionism: Reviving the Labor Movement

In his new book, veteran labor activist Joe Burns addresses what kinds of changes to the structure, strategies, and leadership of the labor unions will be needed in order to drive through the renewal in […]

A Marxist Appraisal of Howard Zinn’s “A People’s History of the United States”

While Howard Zinn’s book has many positive aspects, Marxists must soberly evaluate its ideas, and above all, its method.

Review of “The First Five Years of the Communist International”: a Revolutionary Treasure Trove

A review of “The First Five Years of the Communist International,” consisting of Trotsky’s writings and speeches on building the Third International. The book is rich with lessons for the workers’ struggle today.

Review of Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari

It sometimes feels as though humanity is on the edge of a cliff. Sapiens has earned high praises, promising to explain how we have arrived at this point. But what explanations does the book offer?

Book Review: The Socialist Manifesto

Jacobin founder Bhaskar Sunkara recently published a new book. We welcome this contribution, insofar as it provides an opportunity to clarify our perspectives.

The Revolutionary Philosophy of Marxism—a Review

Mastering this philosophical method is an essential task for those who want to win the fight for socialism—this task has been made a little easier by the new anthology.

"Lost Connections" Review: The Material Basis of Depression

The only way to ensure that people are not alienated from the world around them is to give them genuine control over their lives.

Book Review of "Our Revolution" by Bernie Sanders

The movement around Bernie Sanders has no future unless it breaks with the Democratic Party.