27 Articles by: Barry Eidlin

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Barry Eidlin is an associate professor of sociology at McGill University and the author of Labor and the Class Idea in the United States and Canada.

We Shouldn’t Be Nostalgic for Jimmy Hoffa

At a time of historic working-class weakness, it’s tempting to watch the portrayal of Jimmy Hoffa in Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman and long for similar labor leadership today. But while Hoffa negotiated contracts that improved the lives of millions, his corruption and autocratic leadership also paved the way for the Teamsters’ decline.

Why I’m a Socialist

I believe in democracy, freedom, and humans’ ability to create a better world than the one we have now. That’s why I’m a socialist.