Opinion

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Socialism or capitalism: A life-or-death difference

Having gains rolled back is a bitter experience. Personally, I'm tired of fighting for the same things again and again.

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Opium of the masses? Religion and 21st century socialism

There cannot be many socialist movements in the world today that are avowedly, militantly atheist. Those days are over.

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Socialism: Only practical hope, not narrow fantasies, need apply

Any kind of socialism that isn't working to combat racism and sexism isn't being practical at all, not to mention realistic.

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Socialism isn’t perfect, but it’s damn better than what we have

If the "playing field" is to be level for African-Americans, those who profited from slavery and racism must make amends. Yes, I mean reparations.

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Socialism: Fight for something or you’ll lose everything

I'll start by saying I don't believe in utopia, and I don't trust utopians.

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Any sandwich but socialism, please

This column is the author's response to Paul Krugman's column in the April 15, 2016 edition of the New York Times.

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What does socialism mean? It means working class power

The essence of socialism is the replacement of the capitalist class and private corporate power by the working class and allied forces.

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Socialism will encourage the better angels of our nature

The phenomenal success of the Sanders campaign has put his self-styled democratic socialist agenda into the mainstream political conversation. 

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21st century socialism: What makes it different?

In my working hypothesis, there are three key dimensions to a socialism of the 21st century.

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Setting the record straight about socialism

In every age, scientific reasoning takes a beating from entrenched prejudices, fears, and hatreds. 

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