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‘A socialist movement that’s actually a factor’

The Socialist Awakening – John Judis Reviewed by Tom Gallagher The book was read in the DSA-SF 21st Century Socialism Reading Group. The next meeting of the DSA-SF 21st Century Socialism Reading Group is June 22.  Their next book will be “Jackson Rising” by Kali Akuno. When a friend forwarded an op-ed entitled, “Biden Has …

Michael Harrington: A Lifetime Helping the ‘Other America’

During the dark ages of American socialism, well before the first Bernie Sanders presidential campaign, a friend of mine used to say that he thought our role as American socialists was similar to that of the medieval Irish monks who would spend their days transcribing ancient manuscripts that would be largely ignored in their day …

The Case For Free College

ju·bi·lee: a clearance of debt from public records across a wide sector or a nation   Is College Worth It? It’s the time of year when college admissions letters are received and financial aid awards are extended. When sorting through options, students and their families try to balance the advantages of one institution over another. …

Jeremy Gilbert’s Great Socialism Read

Book Review: Twenty-First Century Socialism By Jeremy Gilbert For anyone who has engaged in the “But that’s not socialism!” debate with an angry mouth-breathing internet troll, British author Jeremy Gilbert provides you with an excellent grounding to respond. In a breezy 128 pages, Gilbert’s Twenty-First Century Socialism walks the reader through the broad-brush differences between …

Introducing the 1857 Introduction: Marx’s Method and Why It Matters

The Grundrisse is a collection of notebooks Karl Marx wrote in 1857-58. The Grundrisse, particularly its Introduction, is crucial for understanding the methodology of historical materialism that Marx uses to analyze and criticize the totality of social relationships across various periods of history.

History is a Weapon

While “The Dollop” is categorized as a comedy podcast, it is dark comedy. The laughter comes more from a combination of shock and outrage than anything else. One’s only reaction is laughter because what else can one do in the face of such horror? The premise of “The Dollop” is simple: Dave Anthony — comedian, …