Last night’s UK elections results point to a deep problem in world politics today: the gravitational pull of privileging cultural over economic combat — an outcome that consistently divides the Left and hands victory to the Right.
Seth Ackerman is Jacobin's executive editor.
“Populism” is today employed as a bogeyman by liberals and centrists alike. Is there anything worth salvaging in the concept?
The rationale for Bernie Sanders’s brand of politics has always been that it’s better to aim at shifting the basic parameters of American politics — however difficult that may be — than accepting those parameters and trying to maneuver within them.
Bernie Sanders’s embrace of the New Deal legacy is an opportunity to dispel some pernicious historical myths about the New Deal’s relationship with socialism and its attitude toward the struggle for racial equality.
The pundits are puzzled that Bernie Sanders sees socialist values in the New Deal. They shouldn’t be. That’s how socialists around the world — and their enemies — saw it at the time.
The rush to condemn Ilhan Omar says more about the vacuousness of our political discourse than the supposed bigotry of her comments.
As 2020 approaches, we indulge in some crass Sunday morning horse-race punditry.
Elizabeth Warren’s so-called Accountable Capitalism Act is a ruse. But it creates an unexpected opening for the Left.
Of course Democratic candidates will claim to support progressive policies. Don't assume they're telling the truth.
A titanic struggle is brewing in California between Silicon Valley capitalists and workers. Democratic Party elites will have to pick a side.
Many suspect Putin is blackmailing Trump. But could there be a different culprit? A plausible theory of mind-boggling confusion.
The Democratic Party is hopelessly corporate, but election law is stacked against third parties. The Left needs an independent organization that can stay flexible about running as Democrats but behaves with the discipline of a real party.
Is Trump’s foreign policy the work of an incompetent ignoramus or a strategic genius? The answer may surprise you.
Liberals are using Russiagate to gin up nationalist fervor and anti-Russian paranoia. It'll only backfire.
Want to find out if “progressives” are winning their fight against “establishment” Democrats? Good luck figuring out who’s who — you’ll have to take the candidates at their word.
Like the Tea Party in the Obama years, liberals lament a country they no longer recognize — and go hunting for foreign culprits to blame.
How a book published twenty years ago predicted Trump’s trade war with China.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez prioritizes accountability to movements over loyalty to the Democratic Party. It's the embryo of a new way of approaching left-wing politics.
If the goal of Russian hackers was to cause chaos in the US, they're succeeding — national security elites are in full meltdown mode.