Mao Zedong
Opinion  /  Published 08.09.22

Yawning chasm

Capitalism, like slavery and feudalism earlier, is characterised by the existence of two antagonistic classes, the capitalists and the proletariat. But any actual society, including what everyone woul...
By Prabhat Patnaik

Opinion  /  Published 20.01.22

The audacious hegemonism of Xi Jinping

It was not surprising that China’s all-powerful president, Xi Jinping, devoted his online address to the World Economic Forum to attacking the new Cold War mentality that is impeding his country...
By Swapan Dasgupta

Opinion  /  Published 09.12.21

India remains regional hedge against China

The West’s honeymoon with China, which began during Deng Xiaoping’s aggressive internal economic reforms in the early-1980s and whose high point was the People’s Republic’s mem...
By Swapan Dasgupta

World  /  Published 17.11.21

Xi anointed as revered leader

Xi Jinping’s drive to extend his formidable power for years ahead reached a new pitch on Tuesday, when the Chinese Communist Party issued a resolution on history that anoints him one of its reve...
By Chris Buckley in New York

Opinion  /  Published 17.11.21

Leg-up: China

For the past four decades, the Chinese communist party has followed the principle of ‘collective leadership’. The country’s top political body, the seven-member Politburo Standing Co...
By The Editorial Board


World  /  Published 12.11.21

Xi finds place in Mao pantheon

China’s Communist Party delivered Xi Jinping a breakthrough on Thursday that will help secure his political future — by rewriting history. Senior party officials in a closed-door meeting ...
By Chris Buckley

Opinion  /  Published 15.07.21

Disturbing implications of Stan Swamy's death

The custodial death of Father Stan Swamy, a physically frail octogenarian social worker, left me thinking, as a citizen, about its larger significance. It is obviously something to be deeply ashamed a...
By Anup Sinha

Opinion  /  Published 09.07.21

The passing of the Vietnam generation

Occasionally, an event takes place which illuminates in a flash of light the appalling injustice amidst which we live in this world every day of our lives. Such an event changes the way we look at the...
By Prabhat Patnaik

Opinion  /  Published 06.07.21

Birthday bumps: Xi on 100 years on CCP

Centenary birth celebrations of a behemoth have begun. The Chinese Communist Party — its gargantuan reach affects the lives of 92 million people — has turned 100 and remains, by all accoun...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 13.03.21

How the hard Right mimics the hard Left

I have been reading the memoirs of Dora Russell, a pioneering British feminist and educationist. These were published in three volumes, of which I have just finished the first. This covers her upbring...
By Ramachandra Guha


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