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Jacobin offers socialist perspectives on politics, economics, and culture. Support our work and subscribe to our print magazine!

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2 months ago
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In capitalist America, the rich are outliving the poor at an alarming rate. It’s a grim reality and there’s only one way to end it definitively — moving toward socialism.
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3 hours ago
The true villains in the "West Elm Caleb" fiasco aren't Caleb himself nor the women who exposed him — they're the social media brands that exploit human needs for connection and ruin our lives for profit.
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4 hours ago
Love it or hate it, twee is back. It’s the subject of innumerable think pieces, but the subculture’s radical roots in feminism, punk, and the fight against Margaret Thatcher often go unnoticed.
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5 hours ago
Yemen’s rich and complex history was upended by its catastrophic civil war beginning in 2014. A peace agreement could help Yemenis recover the frustrated hopes of the 2011 uprising — if Saudi Arabia stops demanding victory for its allies.
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6 hours ago
We work too much. Now is the time to change that: we need a four-day workweek and a three-day weekend.
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7 hours ago
Today, Italian lawmakers begin electing a new president. The president is often seen as a neutral referee, above politics — but calls for ex–central banker Mario Draghi to take the job show how pro-market dogmas have been hardwired into public life.
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8 hours ago
By privileging immediacy and affect, virtual and augmented reality require us to submit to our senses. But culture is not just a matter of feeling — it is also a way of knowing and understanding the world.
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9 hours ago
As twee fashion makes a comeback in the mainstream, a once radical subculture has the chance to recover the legacy of its forebears — and make a DIY socialist pop movement fit for this century’s struggles.
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10 hours ago
The true villains in the latest TikTok fiasco are the brands exploiting human needs and ruining our lives for profit.
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10 hours ago
In its modern history, Yemen inflicted a humiliating defeat on the British Empire, and one part of the country became the only Arab state to adopt Soviet-style Marxism as its ideology.
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11 hours ago
Momentum is growing globally for a shorter workweek. A new pilot program in the UK could finally make it a reality.
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12 hours ago
It’s not enough to just be “progressive.” To tackle the many problems we face today, we need to name the system that’s behind all of them, capitalism — and fight for the only viable alternative, socialism.
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