Miliband and the State

Ralph Miliband was right in urging socialists to leave the legacy of Leninism behind us. But achieving socialism will still require a change in the fundamental nature of the state.


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  • Spring 2019

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The Zone Defense

What we need isn’t exclusionary zoning, inclusionary zoning, upzoning, downzoning, a zoning freeze, or no zoning at all. We need an anticapitalist planning movement.

Jeremy Corbyn Has Called the Extreme Centrists’ Bluff

With his proposal for a caretaker government to stop a No Deal Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn has finally torn the mask off the hardline Remainers and centrist ultras. They’d rather see Britain crash out of the EU under Boris Johnson than risk departing from neoliberalism under Jeremy Corbyn.

Ann Snitow (1943–2019)

Ann Snitow was at the heart of the radical feminist movement in the 1960s and ’70s. She spent the next several decades working for a feminism that never shied away from robust debate — but always demands liberation.

What Is Democracy?

Filmmaker Astra Taylor on her latest documentary, the relationship between democracy and freedom, and why the latest round of books on the erosion of norms are “just not very good.”

Sara Nelson: “Solidarity Is a Force Stronger Than Gravity”

This month, Association of Flight Attendants union president Sara Nelson addressed over 1,000 delegates at the Democratic Socialists of America convention. Here’s what she had to say about the labor movement’s power to defeat bigotry, the proud legacy of democratic socialists, and why solidarity is the “greatest force for good in human history.”