The Columbus Worker

Revolutionary News and Analysis from Central Ohio

The following book review was originally published in the Winter of 2020 issue of New Politics

Review of August Nimtz, Marxism versus Liberalism: Comparative Real-Time Political Analysis (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019. 310pp.)

In a recent interview for the Minneapolis Interview Project...

The following book review was originally published by New Politics on November 28th, 2020

Review of Terrell Carver, Engels Before Marx (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020)

Friedrich Engels, born 200 years ago on November 28, 1820, has been termed the ‘first Marxist’ in some commentaries and histories...

Much has been said about the supposed “eurocentrism” of Marxism. Yet little is known about the Baku Congress. Colonized peoples played an enormous role in the communist movement in Lenin’s time.

As Pranav Jani rightly points out, even highly regarded left scholars such as Edward Said, Frederic Ja...

As uprisings spread across the United States, there has been a lot of discussion about property destruction and militant resistance to the police. Are these tactics a legitimate expression of the struggle, or are they a product of undercover action by police provocateurs, white supremacists, or outs...

Since the early days of modern socialism, the movement has been concerned with how to use bourgeois elections in service of the working class. The starting point of socialist electoral strategy has been the need to forge class independence. Early revolutionary leaders such as Karl Marx and Friedrich...

Since the rapid growth of the U.S. socialist movement in 2016, the perennial debate about the Democratic Party has taken on a new character. For over a century, leftists of all stripes have engaged in a tug-of-war about how to relate to the Democratic Party, the “B-Team” of U.S. capital. At its rec...

In March of 2019, the International Socialist Organization entered a terminal crisis after a comrade who left the organization revealed the historic leadership’s malicious mishandling of a case of sexual assault within the organization. The release of the information took place soon after the ISO’s...

The following book review was originally published in Issue #110 of the International Socialist Review (ISR)

Review of David Neiwert, Alt-Right America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump (Verso, 2017)

David Neiwert, a long-time investigative journalist and chronicler of the far r...

On August 4th, 2014, John Crawford III was shot and killed by police in a Beavercreek, Ohio, Walmart, close to where I had lived my whole life. A grand jury failed to indict the cops who murdered him. Four and a half years later, a judge is poised to decide whether or not a civil suit related to his...