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Divided We Fall

5 years ago, Podemos made a thunderous first entrance into Spanish politics. Now, clashes between leaders Pablo Iglesias and Íñigo Errejón threaten a lasting split and acute demoralization.

Cancerous Growth

The US cancer mortality rate is finally falling. But the gap in outcomes between the rich and the poor is actually widening — another reason why we need Medicare for All.

When King Was Dangerous

Martin Luther King Jr is remembered as a person of conscience who only carefully broke unjust laws. But his militant challenges to state authority place him in a much different tradition: radical labor activism.

Honoring Dr Du Bois

Shortly before his death, Martin Luther King delivered a speech at Carnegie Hall in honor of another legendary black radical: W. E. B. Du Bois. We reprint it here in full.

Assessing Deng Xiaoping

Deng Xiaoping was one of the most important Communist leaders of the twentieth century. Celebrated by the West for his pro-market reforms, leftists should be more skeptical of his accomplishments.

The Conversion of Georg Lukács

Born-again communist, Hungarian revolutionary, Marxist heretic — Georg Lukács was condemned from all sides during his time. Perhaps that's why he's perfect for ours.