The Left alone can provide a way out of the socio-economic and political dead end India is in now since it can provide an agenda transcending neoliberal capitalism.
At a time of rising income and wealth inequality, the egalitarian goals of socialism seem quite compelling. But if the production system is allowed to remain capitalist, socialism will face formidable challenges. How then can we square the circle?
“Chairman Mao’s authority was built from a long and arduous struggle. Xi’s power came from the bureaucracy in a time of peace. The history is totally different.”
“My belief in socialism comes out of my belief in human beings.”
The Russian chapter in US feminism reminds us that women’s struggles to balance motherhood, domestic duties and meaningful work and their hopes for building a more just society, have a long and richly textured history.
While the government can justify various anti-profiteering measures based on socialist principles, the rules and methodology need to be clearly stated.
The government has shut down multiple social media outlets in what some citizens are calling a real life version of George Orwell’s 1984. The newly enacted Cybersecurity Law, with its ‘ideological control’ guidelines, is worrying locals and foreign companies alike.
In his early years as a leader, Castro’s Jesuit school education heavily influenced his views on physical education and its value for nation-building.
In a remarkable coincidence, irrefutable evidence of ‘the RSS connection’ with Gandhi’s assassination surfaced in recent years – just as it was about to claim the Gandhian heritage.
The party’s recent decision to expel popular women’s leader Jagmati Sangwan highlights the increasing gap between its ideological standpoints and political practice.
All possibilities of maintaining the current neoliberal model of capitalism have been exhausted, and the attempt to turn Donald Trump into “an absolute evil” is about mobilising people to protect this ailing status quo, embodied by Hillary Clinton.
Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich (67) has been awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize for literature. Alexievich is known for writing the emotional history of the Soviet empire in the style of literary non-fiction since her early years as a journalist in Minsk, a city she had to leave in […]