Kissinger and Realpolitik: From Enlightenment to Barbarity

Editor’s Note: With this article, The Socialist completes its three-part series examining the continuing influence of Henry Kissinger’s pernicious conception of international “diplomacy,” today known as Realpolitik. In the first two installments, Mateo Pimentel (“Seeing Red”) and Steve Rossignol (“Lest We Forget”) recount

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A Medical Perspective of Capitalism

As a future doctor, I have a penchant for analyzing everyday situations and relationships with a scientific, empirical mindset. That is, as I see social constructs and interactions, organizational structures and systems of both governments and communities, I try to reconcile them

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SPUSA, YPSL and UIC Students join to Stop Trump!

Miguel del Toral,  May 30, 2016   Buzzing phones, non-stop emails, late night planning, rushed interviews for local news and online media, and last-minute preparations dominated the days before the now infamous rally in Chicago to “Stop Trump.” It all began Monday,

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Open Letter to Massachusetts Bernie Sanders Supporters

From the Socialist Party Boston Local May 2016   The 2016 Presidential campaign has been remarkable in bringing back socialism into American political discourse. The United States has historically had a vibrant and deep socialist tradition and politics – but this has been

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SPUSA Living Wage Commission: Statement of Solidarity with Verizon Workers

The Socialist Party stands in solidarity with the 40,000 Verizon workers who are currently on strike on the East Coast. At a time when Verizon is reporting billions of dollars in profits and compensates its corporate executives with tens of millions, the idea of trying

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Bill Scher Interviews the SPUSA’s Pat Noble

Bill Scher is a Contributing Editor for Politico Magazine, the senior writer at the Campaign for America’s Future, and co-host of the Bloggingheads.tv show “The DMZ.” This interview was conducted during January 2016 as part of Bill’s reporting for Politico Magazine on how long-standing socialist parties have

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