A manifesto by George Orwell, published in a recent book on the British author, argues that democracy and socialism are not merely two desirable and complementary ideals, but are, or ought to be, the same thing -- that socialism is simply the extension of democratic principles into the economic life of the society.
The Occupy movement is more than five years in the past, and its legacy is mainly one of frustration. But there is still much to be gained from those few tense weeks.
Alexander Reid Ross, the author of the book Against the Fascist Creep, responds to a review of his book by E.Z. Kay published in Toward Freedom. "Fascism stems from colonial domination and perseveres through the encroachment of capital... To confront fascism, we must also confront intellectual and moral crises in our society," Ross writes.
What is fascism, really? This question seems to be coming up more and more since the electoral victory of Donald Trump, and most recently following the events in Charlottesville. The new book Against the Fascist Creep is a useful guide to the many ideological and subcultural manifestations of the contemporary fascist movement.
How did the Black Lives Matter movement erupt during President Obama’s presidency? Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor successfully answers this question with her new book.
To lose oneself in a book is a pleasure. In Worshiping Power: An Anarchist View of Early State Formation, however, one feels instead simply lost.