Nick Flores reviews historian Tricia Starks’ new book, "Cigarettes and Soviets: Smoking in the USSR," which he says provides a window into the Soviet project through the lens of its cigarette industry.
While many are celebrating the potential rise of another “Pink Tide” in Latin America and the emergence of a truly multipolar world, it seems clear that the fight for Haitian sovereignty will continue to be outside of “leftist” imaginations, writes Jemima Pierre.
TF contributor Fergie Chambers got the opportunity on April 15 to conduct an in-person interview in Saint Petersburg, Russia, with Roman Kononenko, a leader in the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (KPRF). The interview ranged on topics including, the Russian "special military operation," the nature of the Ukrainian state, the KPRF's standing within Russia, Russian President Vladimir Putin's popularity and China.
Sherry Buchanan’s "On the Ho Chi Minh Trail" criticizes a few isolated events that took place during the U.S. war on Vietnam. This speaks more to the depressing ignorance of so-called progressives in the West than to the experiences of Vietnamese women, writes Nick Flores.
With a handful of people founding the Chinese Communist Party 100 years ago, the Chinese people gained a leadership body that could deliver them from a struggle that dates back to 1839. Now, the CPC will play a decisive role in determining the fate not only of China but of the world.
A communist's victory and the gains made by the left alliance to shape the new Chilean constitution suggest Allende’s legacy—not Pinochet's—will shape the future.