Liberalism’s Crisis, Socialism’s Promise [annotated]

by Joseph M. Schwartz Jacobin / Support Jacobin Magazine OpEds Socialism isn’t the negation of liberalism. It’s the realization of liberal values made impossible by capitalism. ew York magazine contributor Jonathan Chait recently published a series of articles attacking the new generation of “Marxists” — as epitomizedREAD ON

The Joke’s on You

[box] Jon Stewart is retiring! The long announced departure is hitting some preternaturally shallow types as if Krakatoa had just blown up again, this time taking a big chunk of Asia…or even something close to a personal tragedy. Starbucks may have to hang crepe forREAD ON

Wolff in the Henhouse

The Not-So-Small Voice of American Socialism by JASON HIRTHLER, Counterpunch  [I]t’s instructive listening to a born-again Socialist like Dr. Richard Wolff, Marxian economist and author of Capitalism Hits the Fan, which more or less tells you what he thinks of our present economic system. HeREAD ON