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New book offers inside look at Soviet Communist Party discipline

Being a member of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union wasn't just an honor; it required strict discipline and moral obligations.

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Historian portrays workers as securing the victory of Cuba’s Revolution

Steve Cushion's new book shows that there was more to Cuba's revolution than the romantic tale of a few warriors in the mountains.

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2016 “Socialist Register” takes aim at politics of the global right

The Socialist Register has once again demonstrated why, after 52 years, it remains one of the premier international academic journals of the left. 

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Paul Robeson fought Jim Crow, lynching, and McCarthyism

Gerald Horne has made an amazing contribution to African American radical history with a newly published biography.

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“Striking Gridiron”: A touchdown for readers

"Striking Gridiron" is based on the 1959 undefeated season of the Braddock High School football Tigers.

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New Civil War book examines the role of guerrilla conflict

Until recently, the role of the Civil War guerrilla has been largely neglected.

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Cartoonist Ted Rall delivers with “Bernie”

Rall offers a deftly drawn, incisive portrait of the man and the political climate against which he rebels.

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“A Life in Red” offers historical insight, but can it deliver?

The book promises a deeper understanding of the complex and fluid history of working-class unity, viewed through the lens of the struggle against Southern racism.

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“Lenin's Last Struggle” recounts a losing campaign against the emerging Stalin

Lewin paints a picture of the frustrations facing Lenin in this final period and his increasing misgivings about Joseph Stalin. 

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Reading the backstory on Bernie: “Outsider in the White House”

Can a seasoned Independent who calls himself a "democratic socialist" get elected to the White House in 2016?

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