State and revolution
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The alt-right and antifa: way past their shelf-life
Random notes on "anti-imperialism"
The "anti-imperialist" backhanded support for the war on "al Qaeda"
Deconstructing Tariq Ali
Samir Amin's "Beyond U.S. Hegemony"
Is Anarchism, not Marxism, the more relevant left tradition?
Perry Anderson's Weberian turn
Werner Angress's "Stillborn Revolution: the Communist Bid for Power in Germany, 1921-1923" (part one)
Werner Angress's "Stillborn Revolution: the Communist Bid for Power in Germany, 1921-1923" (part two)
Ronald Aronson considers Leon Trotsky
Argentina, vulture funds, and Thomas Griesa
The Collapse of Argentina, part 1: Railway Imperialism
The Collapse of Argentina, part 2: The "Golden Age"
The Collapse of Argentina, part 3: Juan Peron
The Collapse of Argentina, part 4 (conclusion): the incredible shrinking economy
Bakunin: a Marxist critique
Bard College luminaries: enemies of democracy in the Middle East
The Belarus Formula
Baathist secularism? In response to Gary Leupp
Taking out the Baathist garbage
Newsbud versus Vanessa Beeley and Eva Bartlett
Did the Bolsheviks Advocate Socialist Revolution in 1917? A reply to Eric Blanc
Leftist support for BRICS: a faith-based initiative
Rhino horn poaching: brought to you by the BRICS
BRICS: the anti-capitalist critique
Anti-imperialist schemas versus BRICS reality
Heinrich Blucher: street-fighting man
Roland Boer: having his cake and eating it too
Reflections on Chechnya
Bring back communism?
Rafael Correa and the Chessintern
The counter-offensive against Ashley Smith Critical Muslim
Socialist revolution in Greece--easier said than done
Greece as Rashomon
Greece by the Numbers
Do the Greeks get it?
Greek anarchists and Greek politics
The Greek left: notes from afar
Chris Hedges and the black bloc
Chris Hedges and B. Traven debate the black bloc
Chris Hedges and identity politics
The black bloc, jihadism, and Counterpunch
Holding the black bloc up to scrutiny
The black bloc and the Battle of Seattle
Black bloc, part 1: Italian autonomism
German autonomen: morality police
William Blum's follies
A reply to Jean Bricmont
Alex Callinicos debates New Zealand SWP over Venezuela
Alex Callinicos: propagandist
Castro and the Pope
The Witchfinders Hugo Chavez, Monthly Review, and the Syrian torture state
Corbyn: the strange return of radical politics
Eritrea and the left
Hugh Roberts: ideological defense attorney for a torture state
Young Assadist academics nursing their wounds
An extraordinary meeting on Syria
A look at recent Assadist propaganda
The shifting sands of Assadist propaganda
Chemical attacks, false flags and the fate of Syria
Syria and neo-McCarthyism
Steve Ellner, Syria, and the “leftist utopians”
Response to Rick Sterling's denying torture in Syria
A rejoinder to Vijay Prashad on the Islamic State
Syrian refugees and the amen corner
Contradictions within the Baathist amen corner over Brexit
The latest idiocy from the Baathist amen corner
Jo Cox, the White Helmets and the Baathist amen corner
More stupidity on Syria from Jacobin
Stephen Kinzer and Jeffrey Sachs: latest recruits to the Baathist amen corner
Syrian refugees, Hungary and the "axis of resistance"
Israel joins the "axis of resistance"
The idiot's guide to writing an anti-imperialist article about Syria
On the marbling of al-Nusra and "moderate" Syrian rebels
Should Syria be a litmus test for the leftin the 2016 elections?
The Battle of Aleppo
Two other members of the Syria amen corner: Slavoj Zizek and the Nation Magazine
Slavoj Zizek, Turkey and ISIS
Syria and The National Interest
Was Syria a Salafist exception to the Arab Spring? Jonathan Littell's "Syrian Notebooks"
A closer look at Jabhat al-Nusra
Syria, Chechnya and the jihadist gambit
An exchange with a member of the Baathist amen corner
Is Europe exporting jihadists to Syria?
The left's on again, off again bromance with jihadists
I run afoul of stringent British libel laws
Patrick L. Smith: the latest inductee into the Baathist hall of shame
Should the left be buoyed by the Syrian election?
In response to "Selling 'Peace Groups' on US-Led Wars
Imperialism, Counterhegemonic blocs, and the Syrian torture revolution
A tale of two conferences on Syria
In response to Jonathan Cook on Syria
Commentary on a Patrick Cockburn commntary
Andrew Cockburn joins the amen corner
Commentary on a Patrick Cockburn's alarming support for American air power
Jonathan Cook proves my point
Yarmouk, Jonathan Cook and the Baathist left
The Provenance of Mint Press News
Why Obama did not make war on Syria
Examining the Piccinin/Quirico testimony
Letter to John Bellamy Foster
Deciphering Omran Daqneesh
Max Blumenthal follows Ben Norton down the bloody primrose path
Max Blumenthal and the Streisand Effect
Ben Norton cooks the books When truth is the first casualty of warfare
In the Court of Leftist Public Opinion
Lessons to be drawn from the ISIS suicide bombings in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia joins the Axis of Resistance
Truth is the first casualty of warfare, especially in Syria
Reading the NY Times on Syria
Reading the NY Times on Syria, part 2
A response to the Jacobin on Kobane
Can regional powers bring peace to Syria?
A guide for the perplexed on Syria
A resource guide for understanding Syria
Were the Saudis and careless rebels responsible for the East Ghouta deaths?
The left and East Ghouta
The Arab Revolt and the conspiracist left
Buyer's remorse over the Arab Spring
Hamid Dabashi, Vijay Prashad, Syria, and the left
Interview with a Syrian-American helping Aleppo
David Bromwich's miscues on Syria
Prospects for the Syrian revolution
The Houla Massacre
Once again on that Arab League report on Syria
Sept. 2nd 2012 Rally for Syria in Washington
Sept. 22nd 2012 Rally for Syria in New York
The conspiracy theory shared by Donald Trump and the left
Putting Ben Norton under a microscope
Neo-Nazi group attacked in Sacramento is pro-Assad and pro-Putin
N+1, Syria and the Democratic Party
(October 16, 2016) Letter to the N.Y. Times ombudsman on Hugo Chavez
James Bloodworth and the real nightmare threatening Venezuela
Poverty reduction in Venezuela
Hugo Chavez and the Venezuealan Revolution, part one
Hugo Chavez and the Venezuelan Revolution, part two
Hugo Chavez and the Venezuelan Revolution, conclusion
Chile and the CP
China and Socialism
Notes on China's New Left
Che Guevara biography reviewed
The Juan Cole/Gilbert Achcar controversy
Revolution in Colombia, part 1--the historical background
Revolution in Colombia, part 2--guerrilla origins
Revolution in Colombia, part 3--guerrillas and cocaine
NACLA and Colombia
Reckless charges against the FARC
Did the Cuban Revolution enforce socialist realism?
A response to Owen Jones and James Bloodworth on Cuba
Alexander Cockburn, Marc Cooper and Castro's Cuba
Democracy in Cuba
Samuel Farber: avoid Che Guevara, he is not good for you
Samuel Farber versus the Cuban Revolution, part one
Sam Farber article on Cuba in the ISR
Sam Farber's latest folly
Sam Farber, the ISO, and the Angolan Revolution
Sam Farber, the state capitalists and Cuba
How Czechoslovakia Became Communist
Ethiopian History and Politics
Reflections on the Egyptian revolution
Assessing the Egyptian crackdown on imperialist NGO's
Is firebombing a bank an acceptable tactic?
Mike Gonzalez on Hugo Chavez
Ghadars, Sikhs, M.N. Roy, German imperialism, and Alexander Berkmant
Sikh Human Rights Vigil at the U.N.
Was Che Guevara a Stalinist?
Hating Russian Orthodoxy
Vaclav Havel and the struggle for socialism in Czechoslovakia
Reflections on Iran
Edward S. Herman and David Peterson: flunkies for Ahmadinejad
A Pentagon-Kremlin conspiracy to back Assad? Who is Seymour Hersh kidding?
Seymour Hersh, Saudi Arabia and the truth about al-Qaeda
Seymour Hersh and Richard Sale's senior moments
Seymour Hersh vindicated on sarin gas attack? Not really
Seymour Hersh and his unnamed sources
Seymour Hersh as Dorian Gray
No, Seymour Hersh, the shish kebab does not favor Sharia law
Theodore Postol falsifies the Seymour Hersh hypothesis
The Hong Kong protests and the conspiracist left
Libya, Syria, and left Islamophobia
Understanding the rise of ISIS
Turkey and ISIS: separating fact from fiction
A reply to an Islamophobe
Who is Gareth Stedman Jones
Notes on Libya
Commentary on Max Ajl's "Notes on Libya"
Qaddafi and the Tuaregs
With the Libyan Rebel
Libya: a nightmare on the brains of the living
Edward S. Herman slipshod writing on Libya
Was Libya attacked because of its attitude toward AFRICOM?
What 5 years of Lexis-Nexis reveals about Libya and the West
Libya, the left, and journalistic integrity
Getting Gaddafi wrong Sarkozy and Gaddafi
In response to Edward S. Herman and David Peterson
Iran on the Brink, part one
Iran on the Brink, part two
A velvet revolution in Iran?
Answering an email on Iran
Historical Materialism Conference 2013
Diana Johnstone, Qaddafi, and the dangers of rote thinking
The Eleanor and Ronnie Kasrils story
Ronnie Kasrils book party
Gabriel Kolko's "After Socialism"
Dear Dan Kovalik
Alan J. Kuperman: useful idiot">Alan J. Kuperman: useful idiot"
Lars Lih and Lenin's April Theses
Mairead Maguire: pacification activist
Assessing John Marot
Thoughts triggered by the passing of Nelson Mandela
Mexico and the left
The battle of Misurata
MRZine sinks to new lows
Monthly Review's love affair with the al-Assad dynasty
Robert Mugabe's downfall: a challenge to the "anti-imperialist" left
An open letter to the editors of N+1 on Syria (Apr. 29, 2016)
The NY Review versus Marxism
Horizontalism and the Nicaraguan Crisis
Nicaragua 25 years later: a reply to Lee Sustar
A sectarian version of the lessons of Nicaragua
Nicaragua's industrialists? Say what?
Obama's Ghana speech
Otpor and the Egyptian student movement
Robert Parry's folly
Taking stock of Robert Parry (1949-2018)
Robert Parry up to his old tricks
The People Want
Legacy of Juan Peron
Public opinion polls and the left
The myth of Vladimir Putin's progressivism
Qaddafi and the left
Is Qaddafi an anti-racist?
The anti-anti-Qaddafi left
Qaddafi and the Monthly Review
Qatar, Hamas and IS
Red Star Over Russia
Is there anything worth salvaging from the Soviet legacy?” Commentary on Sovietologist Stephen Kotkin
What can we learn from the Russian Revolution?
A reading guide for students of Marxism
Before there was Steven Salaita
Steven Salaita speaks at the New School
Steven Salaita's "Uncivil Rites"
The scum that rises around the Steven Salaita firing
A reply to John Saul
Does socialism have a future?
Does anyone ever get the revolution they asked for?
Socialism and religion: what Marx believed
Socialism and Islam
Socialism and democracy
Gene Sharp's goal: liberty in a land of market imperatives
Teodor Shanin and George Soros
George Soros: destroyed by the monster he created
The Swedish model (part 1)
Who rules Sweden?
Swedish colonialism, part 1: the persecution of the Sami
Swedish imperialism in Africa
Swedish socialism and eugenics
Getting to the bottom of Swedish social democracy
How Swedish social democracy became neoliberal
Sanders, Sweden and Socialism
Reflections on Syriza
A panel discussion on Syriza
What's going on in Thailand?
Thoughts prompted by the coup in Thailand
Ahmet Tonak on the AKP-Gulenist confrontation
Ahmet Tonak on 2015 Turkish elections
Yakunovych's ouster: the myth and the reality
Donetsk in Context
What's going on in the Ukraine?
Two new books on Ukraine
Russiagate, Victor Pinchuk and the Ukrainian kleptocracy
Painting Imperialism and Nationalism Red
The Novorossiya Follies
The Ukrainian National Movement and Great Russian chauvinism
The Ukrainian neo-Nazis who oppose NATO and the EU Indefensible Marxism on Ukraine
Lenin's party, Great Russian chauvinism, and the betrayal of Ukrainian national aspirations
Is Russia imperialist?
What to make of state ownership of Gazprom
A time-ine for the Ukraine
On fascists holding ministerial posts in the Ukraine
Max Blumenthal tweets about the Ukraine?
Ukraine, Stalin, Hitler and the American liberal
Does St. Augustine help us understand Stalin?
Stalin, Stalinism and crypto-Stalinism
The Dictator, The Revolution, the Machine: a Political Account of Joseph Stalin
The gangster bilionaire behind Ukraine's president
Michael Urmann Presente!
Why Third Way politics refuses to die
Elisabeth Young-Bruehl goes to Venezuela
How not to write about Venezuela
Ultraleft Counter-Revolutionaries in Venezuela
Zizek, Lenin and firing squads
Is democracy the enemy? A reply to Zizek.