Chris Wright

Chris Wright has a Ph.D. in U.S. history from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and is the author of Notes of an Underground HumanistWorker Cooperatives and Revolution: History and Possibilities in the United States, and Finding Our Compass: Reflections on a World in Crisis. His website is

Love of Freedom Defines the Political Left, Not the Right

The Second Cold War Is More Dangerous than the First

“Race Reductionism” Threatens to Doom the Left

Organized Labor and the Crisis of Democracy

Common Sense in the Form of Theory

Resisting Fascism: A Review of Shane Burley’s Why We Fight

Eleven Theses on Socialist Revolution

The Rise of Right-wing Libertarianism Since the 1950s

The Revolutionary Beethoven

A Despairing, Albeit Mercifully Brief, Rant

A Response to Bruce Levine on Lesser-Evil Voting

Learning from the Great Depression

Revolution in the Twenty-First Century: A Reconsideration of Marxism

A Modest Proposal for Socialist Revolution

The Life and Times of Jimmy Hoffa

Is Bernie Sanders Electable?

Capitalism, Socialism, and Existential Despair

It’s Important to Always Ignore Thomas Friedman

Political Correctness Is Getting Out of Hand

The Jacobin Vision of Social Democracy Won’t Save Us

The Coming of American Fascism, 1920–1940

An Ode to Chomsky

The Necessity of “Lesser-Evil” Voting

On the Use and Abuse of Rage for Life

Three Cheers for the Decline of the Middle Class

The Working Class Strikes Back

An Updated and Improved Marxism

On “Bullshit Jobs”

Can Freedom and Capitalism Co-Exist?

The History of the Workers’ Unemployment Insurance Bill

Thoughts on Overcoming Despair

The American Oligarchy: A Review

Glimmers of Hope: the Death of the Old and Arrival of the Young

To Be or Not to Be? That’s the Question

The Stupefying Mediocrity of Barack Obama

The Significance of Karl Marx

Imprisoned for a Day: a Personal Reflection

Junot Diaz and the Rot That is Bourgeois Culture

Our Passive Society

Privatization is Killing Us: Dispatches from the Capitalist War on Society

The Necessity of a Moral Revolution

A 21st-Century Marxism: The Revolutionary Possibilities of the “New Economy”

Communism and Human Nature

Liberal Faux-Outrage on Freedom of Speech

The Dismal and Hopeful Future

The Value of Noam Chomsky

When the Government Views Its Own Population as the Enemy