Marxism vs. Sectarianism

Opportunism and sectarianism are two sides of the same coin. Both must be combated by connecting with the aspirations of the working class if the program of revolutionary Marxism is to become a mass force.

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.

Bolshevism or Hal Draper’s “Anatomy of a Microsect”

How can socialists find a road to the working class? This question is being debated by growing numbers of workers and youth.

Should Socialists Be Preparing for Revolution?

The historical pendulum promises an eventual resurgence of the labor movement. The strategic question is: what needs to be in place for a future revolution to succeed?

How Socialists Can Win Over the Working Class

Today, there is a veritable “super bloom” of self-identified socialists. It is more important than ever that we understand the difference between opportunism and sectarianism.

Two Trends in the American Socialist Movement: Why We Should Throw Kautsky Out With the Bathwater

What exactly does it mean to be a “democratic socialist” or a “social democrat”?

Can the “Progressive Wave” Bring Us Closer to Socialism?

The current wave of electoral campaigns associating themselves with socialism is an indication of the dramatic shift in the consciousness of the US working class.

Against “Average Socialism”—The Struggle for Clear Ideas

Socialism is on the minds of millions of Americans for the first time. Inevitably, many have different ideas of what “socialism” means.

Ocasio-Cortez Defeats the Democratic Machine—Which Way Forward for Socialists?

The political landscape is shifting fast in the US, and Democratic strategists are hoping to use this momentum to their advantage.

Base-Building or Bolshevism?

How can we reach the masses? This question has been at the center of revolutionary debate since the birth of the socialist movement.

The Case for Revolutionary Optimism

Mass uprisings are all but guaranteed by the impasse of capitalism—the question is whether a revolutionary leadership will be ready when it happens.

How Single-Payer Will Be Achieved

Though such reforms are now considered common sense, the Democrats can’t and won’t deliver. Only a mass independent political force—with single payer placed at the top of its agenda—is capable of winning this fight. 

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