Utopian Passions

From the April 1992 Print Edition

“Workers of the world . . . forgive me.”  —Graffiti on a statue of Karl Marx Moscow, August 1991 The monuments have fallen now; the faces are changed. In the graveyards the martyrs have been rehabilitated, and everywhere the names are restored. In a revolutionary eyeblink, a . . . . Continue Reading »

Left Out

From the March 1991 Print Edition

Encyclopedia of the American Leftedited by mary jo buhle, paul buhle, and dan georgakasgarland, 928 pages, $95Out of all the tragedies and horrors of Communist rule in the last seventy years there emerges a blessing: the fact that Marxists and socialists were actually able to put their ideas into . . . . Continue Reading »