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Pope Francis: I’m Not A Marxist

The pontiff discusses his criticism of capitalism, plans for reform and world suffering

Eric Hobsbawm

When Eric Hobsbawm died on Oct. 1 at 95, he was eulogized even by his ideological foes as the greatest historian of his time. Though the Cambridge-educated...

The GOP's Abstract Professors

Conservatism is true." that's what George Will told me when I interviewed him as an eager student many years ago. His formulation might have been a touch...

How Today's Conservatism Lost Touch with Reality

"Conservatism is true." That's what George Will told me when I interviewed him as an eager student many years ago. His formulation might have been a touch...

Your Incredible Shrinking Paycheck

Before I started writing this column on why paychecks are likely to keep shrinking even if unemployment starts to inch down, I consulted Google to see if the...

Friedrich Engels: Capitalism's Communist

At the time of the American Revolution, Manchester, in northwestern England, was a market town of about 30,000 people in the shadow of the Pennines, in whose...

The Skimmer

Marx's General: The Revolutionary Life of Friedrich Engels By Tristram Hunt; Metropolitan Books; 448 pages Friedrich Engels, the son of a comfortable German...

For True Progress, We Need Faith

It's been nearly two decades since the defeat of the Communist atheist-materialism that had long been Public Enemy No. 1 in the eyes of the Catholic Church...

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