Opinion

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Socialism or barbarism in the 21st century?

Rosa Luxemburg famously said the choice before humanity was "socialism or barbarism." 101 years later, the same stark option confronts us today. 

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Reader’s correspondence: Reply to Libretti on inequality

Even under socialism, doctors and lawyers will receive higher salaries than custodians, postal workers, cashiers, and fast food workers.

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Open source socialism: Harnessing innovation for progressive change

The impulse for large-scale, government-led democratic socialist reforms could produce the qualitative transformation Marx counted on.

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What Hillary Clinton should learn from Brexit

The stunning British vote to leave the European Union - is a clear and dramatic rebuke of the country's political and economic elites. 

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Pat Summitt, 64: Gender pioneer

Summitt, if you don't know, was the legendary and beloved women's basketball coach at the University of Tennessee.

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Dreaming of Brexit

Globalization is unstoppable. Even war will only produce a pause in the process. But its shape, boundaries, and direction are all subject to initiative.

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Widening wealth gap exposes America’s cultural commitment to inequality

"I believe these truths to be self-evident: America is committed to inequality."

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Brexit, Trump, and the choices we actually have

The Brexit vote shows the pitfalls of acting as if we had ideal choices rather than real ones. 

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The House sit-in wasn’t dumb or great, it was a beginning

One action isn't going to do it. Progressives will have to do much more to break industry's choke hold on Congress.

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Socialism: A once-in-10,000-years opportunity

For the first time since the earliest human societies, people have finally started to practically work toward a social order not based on exploitation.

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