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What Constitutes a “Stolen Election”?

Toward a Politics of Delegitimation I To the question “A Stolen Election?” (The Nation, Nov. 29, 2004)—and after offering different interpretations for some of the evidence collected by those who answer “yes”— David Corn, the political correspondent of the magazine, … Continue reading

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Developing a Philosophically Grounded Alternative to Capitalism

The dream of the imminent end of the world inspired the struggle of the early Christians against the Roman Empire and gave them confidence in victory. Scientific insight into the inevitable disintegration, now taking place before our eyes, of the … Continue reading

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Reflections on Black Internationalism As Strategy

I am always puzzled by those within the U.S. Left who do not seem to understand the nationalism of the oppressed groups within our own borders, or who view these expressions of nationalist consciousness as a contradiction to the internationalist … Continue reading

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Through What Stage Are We Passing?

[The] assertion that ‘everything is possible in human affairs’ is either meaningless or false. — E. H. Carr1 What Happened to the Socialist Revolution? Anyone who has pretensions to being a revolutionary socialist nowadays, at the dawn of the twenty-first … Continue reading

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Jack London: Burning Man Portrait of an American Socialist

I On December 21, 1905, Jack London—the 29-year-old, California-born, best-selling American author of Call of the Wild and The Sea Wolf—took the podium at Harvard to speak to a thousand or more undergraduates on the subject of revolution. London had … Continue reading

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The Lawmaking Process in Cuba: Debating the Bill on Agricultural Cooperatives*

The assumption regarding parliaments in socialist countries, including Cuba, is that they are little more than rubber stamps for the communist parties. A review of the theoretical literature on representative governments in socialist countries, for the most part concentrating on … Continue reading

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The Triumph of Capitalism in Russia and Eastern Europe and Its Western Apologetics

Capitalism in Russia and Eastern Europe For those who feel a pang of sadness when seeing the last tiny ray of hope for socialism in Russia and elsewhere fade away in darkness behind the western horizon, it is a trial … Continue reading

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