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The Philosophy of Hebrew Scripture by Ora Harmony Ora Harmony is one of the founders of ...
Soon after the joint US-British bombing campaign “Operation Desert Fox” devastated parts of Iraq in ...
With the decline of party politics in Egypt, social activism is becoming increasingly relevant in ...
A noteworthy conversation that took place in September 1971 between Michel Foucault and Dutch philosopher ...
Pakistan The Garrison State: Origins, Evolutions, Consequences, 1947-2011-Ishtiaq Ahmed Ishtiaq Ahmed’s latest book is another outstanding ...
“As far as workers’ rights are concerned the proposed draft of amendments to the Muslim ...
Reason, Tradition, and the Good: MacIntyre’s Tradition-Constituted Reason and Frankfurt School Critical Theory University of Notre ...
(DOUG IRELAND, a veteran radical journalist, is the U.S. correspondent and a columnist for the ...
Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal reposted from Review of African Political Economy — The entire debate between David ...
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The 19th Party Congress and Chinese Foreign Policy-MICHAEL D. SWAINE

The 19th Party Congress and Chinese Foreign Policy Source: Getty MICHAEL D. SWAINE ArticleOctober 16, 2017 Summary:  Comparing Xi Jinping’s report at the 19th Party Congress to earlier such documents provides an excellent indicator of continuities and recent changes in Chinese foreign policy. Chinese Communist ...

U.S. Policy in Afghanistan: Changing Strategies, Gains-ASHLEY J. TELLIS,  JEFF EGGERS

To protect the integrity of the Afghan state, U.S. policy should aim to end the conflict in ways that mitigate the threats of terrorism, instability, and regional conflict. Although considerable security, political, and economic progress has been made in Afghanistan, much ...

WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange ‘We Believe in What We’re Doing’-Interview Conducted by Michael Sontheimer

[caption id="attachment_7458" align="alignnone" width="300"] (FILES) This file photo taken on February 05, 2016 shows WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (C) addressing the media and supporters from the balcony of Ecuador's embassy in central London.WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faced another setback in ...

India tries to hasten US defense deals amid election uncertainty-Sanjeev Miglani and Rupam Jain

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) shakes hands with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi following a meeting in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington June 7. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India is trying to hasten a ...

Act against militants or face international isolation, civilians tell military-Cyril Almeida

ISLAMABAD: In a blunt, orchestrated and unprecedented warning, the civilian government has informed the military leadership of a growing international isolation of Pakistan and sought consensus on several key actions by the state. As a result of the most recent meeting, ...

China is the winner in India’s surgical strikes at Pakistan-M.K. BHADRAKUMAR

An Indian army soldier keeps guard from a bunker near the border with Pakistan in Abdullian, southwest of Jammu, September 30. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta In the current Indo-Pak flare-up, China has taken a mature stance. Also Beijing has begun replacing Washington as ...

Abdur Rahman I: The beginning of the glory of Muslim Spain-Akbar Ahmed

The story of the origin of the greatest of the dynasties of Andalusia, Spain is as fantastic as if it were taken from the pages of The Thousand and One Nights. Abdur Rahman, a dashing young Arab prince, barely escapes ...
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What happened to the International Socialist Organization?-Paul LeBlanc

What happened to the International Socialist Organization (ISO) is that it self-destructed. The outgoing leadership of the outgoing organization presented this fact to the world in its statement of April 19, 2019, “Taking Our Final Steps”. For many who are ...
28 May 2019 I Read the full story

The 19th Party Congress and Chinese Foreign Policy-MICHAEL D. SWAINE

The 19th Party Congress and Chinese Foreign Policy Source: Getty MICHAEL D. SWAINE ArticleOctober 16, 2017 Summary:  Comparing Xi Jinping’s report at the 19th Party Congress to earlier such documents provides an excellent indicator of continuities and recent changes in Chinese foreign policy. Chinese Communist ...
7 November 2017 I Read the full story

Karl Kautsky as Architect of the October Revolution: Part 1-Lars T. Lih

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Before the War: The Bolsheviks Applaud Kautsky’s Tactics Lenin remained true to the tactical ideas of Karl Kautsky after the latter had abandoned them. By Lars T. Lih Karl Kautsky In recent months, Jacobin has seen an exchange of views on the theme of Kautsky vs Lenin. Many good points were made, but on the […]

Karl Kautsky as Architect of the October Revolution: Part 2-Lars T. Lih

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1917: The Bolsheviks Apply Kautsky’s Tactics Lenin remained true to the tactical ideas of Karl Kautsky after the latter had abandoned them. By Lars T. Lih Lars T. Lih As we have seen, the Bolsheviks came into 1917 with two pieces of Kautsky advice firmly under their belts: enlist the peasantry as a revolutionary ally, […]

On the Democratic Character of Socialist Revolution-By John Riddel

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John Riddell in the 1970s Under the headline “Karl Kautsky was right,” Eric Blanc wrote on the blog on April 5: Leninists for decades have hinged their strategy on the need for an insurrection to overthrow the entire parliamentary state and to place all power into the hands of workers’ councils.[1] When I read these […]

An anatomy of revolution: Trotsky and the Spanish Revolution, 1931-1935 (Part II)-Nathan Moore

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PART II – Trotsky’s Marxism and the test of events, 1931-1935 1. The Republican-Socialist coalition government, 1931-1933 2. Prelude to Revolution and Civil War – the rise of the right and the Asturian insurrection, 1934 3. The pace of revolution and its dangers: Spain 1931 and Russia 1917 4. Repression, political realignments, and the “Popular […]

An anatomy of revolution: Trotsky and the Spanish Revolution, 1931-1935 (Part II)-Nathan Moore

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PART II – Trotsky’s Marxism and the test of events, 1931-1935 1. The Republican-Socialist coalition government, 1931-1933 2. Prelude to Revolution and Civil War – the rise of the right and the Asturian insurrection, 1934 3. The pace of revolution and its dangers: Spain 1931 and Russia 1917 4. Repression, political realignments, and the “Popular […]

An anatomy of revolution: Trotsky and the Spanish Revolution, 1931-1935 (Part I)-Nathan Moore,

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PART I – Trotsky’s Marxism and Pre-revolutionary Spain, 1930-1931 1. Introduction 2. The set-up, 1930-1931 3. The “objective” elements of the revolution a. A survey of economic development b. The leading role of the working class c. The political forces 4. The “subjective” elements of revolution a. The role of democratic reforms and demands b. […]

The Comintern debates the United Front-Introduction by Mike Taber

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Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal reposted from John Riddell’s Marxist Essays and Commentary Blog — Below are excerpts from the February 1922 debate on the united front that took place at an enlarged meeting of the Executive Committee of the Communist International (ECCI). The speakers include Grigorii Zinoviev, Karl Radek, and Leon Trotsky. The excerpts are reprinted […]

The workers’ and peasants’ government-Introduction by Mike Taber

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July 7, 2019 — Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal reposted from John Riddell’s Marxist Essays and Commentary Blog — Reproduced below are a resolution and excerpts from a report adopted in June 1923 by the Communist International (Comintern). It took place at an enlarged meeting of the Executive Committee of the Communist International (ECCI). It is reprinted from The Communist Movement […]

Capitalism, populism & crisis of liberalism-Akeel Bilgrami

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by Jipson John and Jitheesh P. M. Originally published: Frontline (June 21, 2019)   | Akeel Bilgrami is an Indian philosopher of international eminence and scholarship. He graduated from Elphinstone College, University of Bombay, in 1970 and went to the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. Thereafter, he moved to the United States and earned […]

What happened to the International Socialist Organization?-Paul LeBlanc

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What happened to the International Socialist Organization (ISO) is that it self-destructed. The outgoing leadership of the outgoing organization presented this fact to the world in its statement of April 19, 2019, “Taking Our Final Steps”. For many who are committed to the socialist cause, whatever criticisms or reservations they might have had regarding the […]

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