Robert S Taylor (UC-Davis): Illiberal Socialism. From Socialist Review, is Leninism finished? Alex Callinicos challenges the critics and argues that Leninism remains indispensable (and a response by Ian Birchall and a reply by Callinicos); and Ed Rooksby on why it's time to realign the left: Radical left parties such as Syriza in Greece and the Front De Gauche in France have made significant gains recently — but what about Britain? (and a response by Mark L. Thomas). The Global Power Project: Andrew Gavin Marshall on Exposing the Transnational Power Class; Identifying the Institutions of Control; the Influence of Individuals and Family Dynasties; Banking on Influence with JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, Citigroup, Wells Fargo; and more. Duane Rousselle on anarchism as institution. Jon Hochschartner on the case for a more democratic, less narrow International Socialist Organization. Richard Seymour on how there's never been a better time to be a socialist. In defense of indoctrination: Katie Halper — comic, writer, blogger, unabashed liberal, and more — sets satire aside to share insights gleaned from making “Commie Camp,” her documentary and loving tribute to Camp Kinderland. You can download Social Democracy After the Cold War, ed. Bryan Evans and Ingo Schmidt. Dan Poulton reviews The Revenge of History: The Battle for the Twenty-First Century by Seumas Milne. Frank Ellis on evil in the east, communism’s European legacy.