Opinion  /  Published 08.06.20

The ink will not dry

In a long piece titled History Will Judge the Complicit in the latest issue of The Atlantic, Anne Applebaum opens up several trapdoors of history and memory, inviting us to come down and take a look a...
By Ruchir Joshi in

Opinion  /  Published 05.04.20

Covid-19 throws open three options

The rapid spread of Covid-19 worldwide from its original epicentre in Wuhan, China, has exposed the limits and vulnerability of State suppression. While violent political measures — such as the 1989...
By A. Raghuramaraju in

Opinion  /  Published 22.10.19

The flag is fading though the ideology isn't dead

That the Indian people — especially those in Bengal and Kerala — are an argumentative lot is borne out by the rumblings within the communist parties of the country. Be it ideology, political strat...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 06.10.19

Quite a leap — forward? — for China

October 1 marked 70 years since China achieved liberation, and the celebrations were befitting of the global status it has acquired today. Beijing was aglow with flowers and a spectacular new bridge o...
By Neha Sahay in

World  /  Published 29.09.19

Beijing prepares to celebrate 70 years of communist rule

By AP in Beijing

Books  /  Published 02.08.19

Eric Hobsbawm: The recorder of communist history

Eric Hobsbawm (1917-2012) was one of the world’s most famous communist historians. The political fortune of the organized Left having taken a nosedive globally, although his biography has been writt...
By Kunal Chattopadhyay in

Opinion  /  Published 17.07.19

The Left now faces the prospect of extinction

Look to the leftSir — In the article, “Path to resurrection” (July 10), Prabhat Patnaik raises some pertinent points in the context of the current political situation in India. At present, secul...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 26.06.19

Can we make communism relevant again?

Sir — One agrees with Ramachandra Guha’s view that communist thought should be indigenized (“Homely traditions”, June 22). Karl Marx’s economic theory was designed for an industrialized nati...
By The Telegraph in

India  /  Published 23.06.19

Under siege: Kerala CPM’s ‘Kannur Communism’

A raft of controversies has brought the Kerala CPM’s “Kannur Communism” brand under scrutiny at a time its leadership has been trying to paper over the party fault lines following the disastrous...
By Santosh Kumar in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 28.05.19

Remembering Solzhenitsyn in Putin's Russia

Dialectics at times is self-ridiculing. The birth centenary of the Nobel laureate and Russian novelist, Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn, was on December 11, 2018. The Novosibirsk regional committee o...
By Sankar Ray in


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