My Thoughts on What The Distant Future Can and Should Look Like

I’d have to co-opt a phrase by Marx when it comes to the future, “I do not have a crystal ball”. But if I had to speculate the kind of society that follows this one, I’d have to say that Marx’s prediction is probably not only the most likely, but also the most ideal. But …

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Marxism Against The Conversion of Marxism Into a Political Religion

What did Marx and Engels imagine when in 1848 they wrote in the Manifesto of the Communist Party, "WORKERS OF ALL LANDS, UNITE!"? In the same manifesto, they wrote, "We have seen above, that the first step in the revolution by the working class, is to raise the proletariat to the position of ruling class, …

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An Open Letter to Kim Jong Un

To The Supreme Leader of The Korean People, Marshall Kim Jong Un, Greetings! I can only hope you have come across this letter and are willing to read what I have to say. I am a student of history and a socialist in the United States of America. I have studied your country’s history and …

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A Marxist’s Defense of Privacy in The Age of Mass Surveillance

Over 200 hundred years ago today, a famous bourgeois revolutionary named John Adams wrote the following in a letter to Thomas Jefferson: "When people talk of the Freedom of Writing, Speaking, or thinking, I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But …

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The Dictatorship of The Proletariat and America Today

What do the Libertarian Marxists want? The most pompous and misinformed servants of the existing order cry that because we are Marxists, even “Libertarian Marxists”, that we want to instill upon America the same despotism that reigned in East Germany, in Romania, in the Soviet Union, the same tyranny that reigns in China and North …

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“Turn To Him The Other Cheek Also” An Essay on Liberation Theology

We are all familiar with the following Bible verse about turning the other cheek: "But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, and pray for those who mistreat you. If anyone hits you on one cheek, let him hit the other one …

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Democratic Centralism: Great Under Capitalism, Not So Great Under Socialism

  Democratic centralism as a tactic is crucial to modern socialist and communist parties under capitalism. During periods where the strength of capital is unfettered, it is a crucial organizational tool for the working class. Its effectiveness is self-evident when compared to parties that do not utilize this method of organization. It is capable of …

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