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All the Clever Books Are of No Help to Me Here

Sebastian Bähr Transform! Europe
My parents are fading right before my eyes – but leftists only exist in my world, not theirs. My powerlessness in the face of my father’s situation reflects the current inability of the societal left to play a meaningful role for the exploited.

The Left Must Demand an End to Vaccine Inequality

Matt Wehmeier Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung - New York
Economically prosperous nations routinely base their policy decisions on what is best for international corporations. It will take a concerted, global effort to overcome these structural barriers to vaccine access...

Sixty Years After The Berlin Wall

Victor Grossman Portside
The German media, always happy about another juicy anniversary, has for days been marking the date, sixty years ago, when the “Berlin Wall” was constructed - August 13 1961 – proof that the ”real-socialist” system in East Germany was a failure.

Heine’s Heartmobile

Michael Hofmann New York Review of Books
The liveliness and invention of Heinrich Heine’s writing changed 19th century German literature for the better. Poet, writer, literary critic, satirist and ironist, but banned in his homeland and expatriated to Paris, he was well appreciated by Marx
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