Though his pessimism about the working class ebbed and flowed throughout his life, George Orwell ultimately saw workers as the only force that could build an egalitarian, socialist society.
Samuel Farber was born and raised in Cuba and has written extensively on that country. His newest book, The Politics of Che Guevara: Theory and Practice, is out now from Haymarket Books.
1968 was a decisive turning point in the Cuban Revolution.
Trump’s stance on Cuba will do untold harm to the Cuban people and only strengthen anti-democratic forces on the island.
A newly translated memoir takes us inside the Jewish Labor Bund's fight for survival and social transformation in 1930s Poland.
As pressure for economic liberalization grows, what would it take to turn Cuba into a socialist democracy?
Far too often, US intellectuals either defended Cuban Communism uncritically or fed into Washington propaganda.
Che Guevara was an honest and committed revolutionary. But he never embraced socialism in its most democratic essence.
President Obama visits Cuba tomorrow, where he will draw the ire of a Cuban right that has long curried favor with Washington.
While Americans saw only decadent gangsters, Cuban revolutionaries diagnosed deeper social ills.
What did the Cuban Revolution accomplish and where can it go from here?
The US and Cuba have finally resumed diplomatic relations. But what will the restored ties mean for immigration policy?
The resumption of US – Cuban relations is a real victory. But Cuban workers face renewed economic liberalization with little political opening.
Like his narrator in The Man Who Loved Dogs, Leonardo Padura has been made to matter less than he should.
Since Raúl Castro assumed power in 2006 promising reforms, Cuban politics has seen the slow emergence of new tendencies and debates. The prospects for the country's left, however, remain uncertain.
Of all the internal controversies Occupy generated, the one over whether the movement should adopt specific demands may have been the most significant.