Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

October 27, 2019

The Turkish invasion: Latest step in the Russian-led destruction of the Syrian revolution

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September 29, 2019

Taking Stock, Settling Accounts: Coming to Terms with Stalinism

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September 20, 2019

See “Official Secrets”

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September 1, 2019

Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact 1939, and the Russian-German War 1941-1945

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August 21, 2019

The realism and unrealism of the Green New Deals

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August 4, 2019

The Rise of the Right Wing Is Not Due to the Working Class Because Workers Don’t Vote

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August 1, 2019

Happy 200th, Herman!

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Happy 200th, Herman!

The first of August 2019 is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Herman Melville, author of Moby-Dick or, the Whale (1851), as well as numerous other novels, short stories and much poetry.

Because of the depth of his thought as well as the range of his invention, Herman Melville (1 August 1819 – 28 September 1891) remains America’s greatest writer of literary fiction, and also one of its superior poets. I consider Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens, 1835-1910) the quintessential American novelist because his masterwork, the novel Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), is such an exquisite encapsulation of anti-slavery and anti-bigotry moral principle within a widely popular coming-of-age boy’s adventure story. But Melville is America’s deepest literary artist, his novels are metaphors for long-running threads of reality entwined as the American experience.

While Mark Twain’s facile humor and droll prose made…

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July 15, 2019

Ye Cannot Swerve Me: Moby-Dick and Climate Change

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June 24, 2019

A Douma chemical attack false flag scenario does not make sense at all. Here is why.

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June 5, 2019

Our Globally Warming Civilization

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