Author: Ingar Solty

Ingar Solty is Senior Research Fellow in Foreign, Peace and Security Policy at the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung’s Institute for Critical Social Analysis in Berlin. He is author of several books including The USA under Obama (Die USA unter Obama) and the forthcoming edited volumes Literature and Class Society (Literatur in der neuen Klassengesellschaft) and On the Shoulders of Karl Marx (Auf den Schultern von Karl Marx). His writings can be downloaded for free at rosalux.academia.edu/IngarSolty.

  • The Bio-Economic Pandemic and the Western Working Classes

    “Sick… guess we didn’t move quick enough after all…” — Stephen King, The Stand. The Covid-19 Shock Meets an Impending Economic Recession As of March 2020, the world is back to the future. The global financial crisis of 2007-08, which escalated into a global financial meltdown in September 2008, was supposed to be the big bang … Keep reading »

  • We Should Be Free to Say ‘Fuck You’ to the Boss

    As soon as we show up for work, our much-vaunted free speech goes out the window. But when we win full employment and don’t fear losing our jobs, we can tell the boss what we really think. Keep reading »

  • Why Is There Now Socialism in the United States?

    Today, most people are aware that #socialism is particularly popular among American millennials. Keep reading »

  • Talking About Power

    The Social Democrats have collapsed. Die Linke is divided. Will the German left ever be able to contend for power? An interview with Ingar Solty. Keep reading »

  • After ‘Brexit’: A Social-Democratic Re-Founding of Europe?

    Critical remarks on the new post-“Brexit” strategy paper by Sigmar Gabriel and Martin Schulz In light of “Brexit” and within 24 hours after the publication of the final results in the British referendum on EU membership, Sigmar Gabriel, Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) chairman, German vice-chancellor and Minister of Economic Affairs in the Merkel government, … Keep reading »

  • Sanders and the Left After Super Tuesday

    Why there is still hope and why the Left should rejoice and push forward While some have become skeptical, there are those – from The Nation via Politico and Tom Cahill (U.S. Uncut) to Robert Reich – who are now saying that this is not the end of the line for Bernie Sanders U.S. presidential bid. … Keep reading »

  • Canada’s “Maple Spring”

    From the Quebec Student Strike to the Movement Against Neoliberalism This article first appeared on the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung-New York Office website. The 2012 student strike in Quebec is a lesson in successful struggle against austerity policies. The strike was sparked by the announcement by the governing Parti Libéral du Québec (PLQ) of Premier Jean Charest … Keep reading »

  • The U.S. Democratic Party and the Left

    Max Bohnel (MB): Let’s talk about the Democratic Party and the left in the United States. The Democrats have held their party’s nomination convention and partly due to Mitt Romney’s campaign troubles Barack Obama is now ahead again in the polls. Is it possible to make out who has turned away from Obama in disappointment … Keep reading »

  • Right-Wing Populism and the Republican Party

    A Conversation with Ingar Solty and Max Bohnel on the Republican National Convention From August 27 to 30th, the Republican National Convention (RNC) took place in Tampa, Florida, where the party officially nominated Mitt Romney as the Republican presidential candidate and Paul Ryan as his running mate for vice-president. The U.S. foreign-correspondent for German-speaking public radio … Keep reading »

  • A New European Socialist Movement?

    The emergence of the Left Party (Linkspartei) in Germany is the most significant development of a new political party to the left of social democracy in decades in Europe. The formation of the Left Party coincided with the anti-G8 mobilization in Germany a year ago. It was followed by a startling rise in the opinion … Watch video »