The life and death of the ideology that gave us Iraq.
Alan Wald is a member of Solidarity and an editor of Against the Current and Science & Society.
Forgotten for decades, Marxist novelist William Attaway’s 1941 Blood on the Forge is a brilliantly brutal depiction of the connection between racism and capitalism. Haunting and sublime, it will leave you feeling the scars of working-class life.
Chan Davis, who died last month at the age of 96, faced down McCarthyite blacklists and imprisonment to pursue a brilliant academic career. Davis knew how to change and learn from political experience, but he always remained loyal to his socialist principles.
For the young Max Eastman, socialism meant open inquiry, cultural experimentation — and above all, freedom.
James Burnham mutated from firebrand revolutionary to National Review co-editor, and today he is getting a second life all over the conservative press.