Communism

The news satire site has become the vanguard of socialist revolution in the U.S.

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There Will Never Be a Unified Theory of JFK

What a year of retrospectives missed about the martyred president

What the JFK retrospectives all missed is that JFK was psychologically inconsistent. Only his context explains him.

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In honor of Banned Books Week, we're publishing our original reviews of frequently banned books. In 1946, our critic George Soules read Animal Farm with disgust, calling the book "on the whole dull...a creaking machine...clumsy." We imagine he may have lived to regret these judgments. 

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On the 44th anniversary of Witold Gombrowicz's death, Polish writer Jaroslaw Anders's review of Gombrowicz's Trans-Atlantyk.

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Marx After Marxism

What can the revolutionary teach us if the revolution is dead?

Jonathan Sperber’s is among the first major Marx biographies of the post-1989 era. This may help to explain its perpetual refrain that Marx now belongs to a bygone age. But was the nineteenth century really that long ago?

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China Is Not the Gaming Industry's Next Great Frontier

The People's Republic may lift its ban on consoles. It wouldn't be the boon that many expect.

The People's Republic may lift its ban on consoles. It wouldn't be the boon that many expect.

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