Gandhi, Marx and the Ideal of an ‘Unalienated Life’

Akeel Bilgrami, Jipson John, and P. M. Jitheesh Akeel Bilgrami is an Indian philosopher of international eminence and scholarship. He graduated from Elphinstone College, University of Bombay, in 1970 and went to the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. Thereafter, he moved to the United States and earned a PhD in philosophy from the…

Biplav’s Communist Party of Nepal on the Move

Chris Gilbert A common belief is that the project of scientific socialism grows best on arid soil, barren of all myth. It is in this modern and materialist wasteland, free from all idols, that the grey owl of Marxist ideology will begin its slow flight… Whatever rational arguments exist in favor of this view, it…

Nkrumah’s All Africa People’s Conference: The Zimbabwean Factor

Brooks Marmon This December marks the 60th anniversary of the All African People’s Conference (AAPC) in Accra, Ghana. The nearly weeklong event in 1958 convened some 200 people representing 60 organisations from 27 countries, including prominent pan-African personalities like Patrice Lumumba and Tom Mboya. It marked a decisive shift in the organisation of pan-Africanist conferences…

Antonio Gramsci and the Modern Prince

Paul Le Blanc In this period of global crises and ferment, radical and revolutionary activists are reaching for modes of organization and political practice that can help advance their struggle for human liberation. For growing numbers, the political and organizational perspectives of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin are becoming a pole of attraction – providing an increasingly…