Archive for December, 2015

Will Bernie Sanders be America’s first socialist president?

Thursday, December 10th, 2015


Bernie Sanders is not the first socialist to run for President of the United States. He is not even the first socialist to do so with mass support.


The mass psychology of Islamo-fascism

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

This article appears in today’s issue of Solidarity.  Please feel free to post comments there.

Wilhelm Reich.

Wilhelm Reich.

There can be little doubt that the murderous ideology of Islamic State is a form of fascism. In discussing how the Left should react to it, it is therefore necessary to return to our sources, to learn how earlier generations of socialists understood – and fought – fascism.

In that fight, Trotsky was of course an inspiring and authoritative figure. As opposed to the Stalinists, who saw no difference between the Nazis and the Social Democrats (and indeed sometimes preferred the Nazis), Trotsky understood fascism to be a mortal danger to the working class. (more…)