China’s Consumerism and the Implications for Market Socialism

David Leonhardt’s reporting on his trip to China and his numerous insightful interviews give important insights into development questions of great interest to progressives and socialists everywhere.


Engels on Skilled and Unskilled Labor

In Chapter Six ('Simple and Compound Labour') of Part Two of his classic work Anti-Dühring, Frederick Engels addresses a charge made by the German professor Eugen Dühring to the effect that in his work Das Kapital Marx has made a major blunder which amounts to a socially dangerous heresy regarding socialism.


Extreme Makeover Goes Too Far

C.J. Atkins wants a bigger socialist movement. To achieve it, he prescribes an “extreme makeover” for the CPUSA, first, dropping communist from its title and, second, dropping the designation “party” and becoming instead a socialist group  within the Democratic Party.