The Karl Marx of Music

Composer Hanns Eisler was a lifelong communist and self-described Jacobin. His music provided the soundtrack for both the tragedies and triumphs of German antifascism.

Donald Trump, Lumpen Capitalist

The most important thing about Donald Trump isn’t his psychological condition — it’s that he’s a capitalist. And a particular kind of capitalist at that: a lumpen capitalist.

Issue No. 30 Out Now!

  • Issue No. 30
  • Summer 2018

Childhood

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The Mayors and the Movements

In 2015, a wave of social movements lifted left-wing mayors to power in Spain. Their experience in office shows the importance of linking institutional power to bottom-up mobilization.

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A World for the Many

The pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) is key to the fight against Turkey’s brutal Erdoğan regime. But its struggle is also about building a different kind of world order.

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“I love Africa Is a Country, because it is basically the inside of my head.”

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