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“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by,And that has made all the difference. Robert Frost in ‘The Road Not Taken’ The Limerick Soviet captivates people for many reasons. The image of tanks on the streets of Limerick. The idea of a democratically-controlled police

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At first glance, anti-imperialism seems to be the kind of ideology everyone would get behind. Most people instinctively don’t like the sound of imperialism— the word carries connotations of the dreadful acts perpetrated by Romans in Constantinople, Crusaders in Jerusalem, or pith helmet-wearing Britons in India. In Ireland the character

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As one of Podemos’ top leaders jumps ship, Enrique López traces the latest twists in Spain’s new left movements Once cheered as the great hope for many leftists, the political situation in Spain has deteriorated in recent months as the far right obtained regional parliamentary representation while the impetus of the left has apparently been lost.

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I have only come across the fledgling conservative magazine The Burkean a handful of times. Thus far I have been less than impressed with the content, which first struck me as an attempt to create an Irish equivalent of American publications like the National Review. The rehashing of old reactionary

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What can be said about Jordan Peterson that hasn’t already been said? Plenty of journalists, writers and academics have produced rebuttals to his ideas much better than anything I could hope to do. He has shown himself to be immune to criticism, ignoring, mocking or physically threatening anyone who writes

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This weekend at the Labour Party conference, party leader Brendan Howlin spoke of socialism, the recent re-election of Uachtarán Michael D. Higgins and called on Labour voters to give preferences to “other progressives”, as he put it, meaning the Green Party, Social Democrats and progressive independents. Despite his best efforts

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The following article by Sean Garland is the introduction to the third edition of ThinkLeft, the Workers’ Party’s theoretical magazine, which focused on the October Socialist Revolution, to coincide with its 100th anniversary late last year. Get your copy of ThinkLeft 3 here. At times such as this it is

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The following article is taken from the third edition of ThinkLeft, the Workers’ Party’s theoretical magazine, which focused on the October Socialist Revolution, to coincide with its 100th anniversary late last year. Get your copy of ThinkLeft 3 here. My father, the eminent Russian-born physical chemist Eugene I. Rabinowitch, founder

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The following article is taken from the third edition of ThinkLeft, the Workers’ Party’s theoretical magazine, which focused on the October Socialist Revolution, to coincide with its 100th anniversary late last year. Get your copy of ThinkLeft 3 here. The centenary commemorations of the October Revolution have, as yet, been

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The following article is taken from the third edition of ThinkLeft, the Workers’ Party’s theoretical magazine, which focused on the October Socialist Revolution, to coincide with its 100th anniversary late last year. Get your copy of ThinkLeft 3 here. Introduction The Miliband-Poulantzas debate in the 1970s,[1] while at times quite

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