44 Articles by: Shawn Gude

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Shawn Gude is a senior editor at Jacobin. He is currently writing a biography of Eugene Debs.

Capitalism Isn’t About Freedom. It’s About Subjugation.

Let’s say we accept capitalism’s defenders’ claims that their system created mass economic growth and pulled countless people out of poverty. Even if that’s true, we have clearly reached a point in human development where we can rid ourselves of capitalism’s relations of hierarchy and domination — without inviting immiseration.

The Young Eugene V. Debs

A pair of leftist historians has undertaken a massive project: compiling a six-volume collection of Eugene Debs’s writings and speeches. We spoke with one of them, who detailed Debs’s extraordinary journey from moderate young trade union leader to courageous socialist militant.