I struggle with the idea of the military and what that looks like in a socialist future. So I’m asking, What sort of military should Democratic Socialists have? Continue reading Dear Commie
Dear Commie, I knocked myself out volunteering for great candidates in the Spring elections (and knocked myself out again celebrating Nikki Conklin kicking Paul Skidmore’s ass out of office). But I’m not sure how to continue to push city politics … Continue reading Dear Commie
Dear Commie: What is liberalism and what’s the difference between liberals and socialists? Continue reading What is a liberal?
There must be a reason that politicians resist defunding the police, even as millions of people have turned out to protest against police brutality in the past few weeks. What role do police play in capitalist society? Continue reading Not Sold on Police Solidarity
The things socialists have done to help build the movement and see past the confines of the present day have been beautiful, inspirational, and actually effective. Continue reading A Forever Losing Streak?
This edition of Dear Commie is actually a back-and-forth between comrades about use of the word “commie.” Warmest thanks to Chuck of Rock River DSA for his willingness to share his thoughts with Red Madison. Dear Comrades, I was pleased … Continue reading Dear Not Commie
Dear Commie, Why is everyone obsessed with 19th and early 20th century European politics and should I care even a little? Sincerely, Over the Eurocentrism Dear Understandably Over It, Should you care? Yes. Before I explain why this history matters, … Continue reading European History: Who Cares?
Dear Commie, What makes socialists different from super progressives? Yours, Figuring it Out Dear Figuring it Out, The big difference between a socialist and a progressive is that while socialists and progressives may want some of the same things in … Continue reading Socialists vs Progressives
Dear Commie, How do you pronounce bourgeois? What’s up with this word? Thanks, Bad with Words Dear Bad with Words, “Bourgeois” is pronounced like boo-jwah. Maybe you’ve heard someone call something expensive “bougie”? Same thing. It comes from the word … Continue reading Bourgeoisie?