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Leftless in America

  In The Reactionary Mind: Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Donald Trump, political scientist, Corey Robin says that conservatism draws its power and purpose from opposition to the left. “From the French Revolution through civil rights and women’s lib, struggles … Continue reading

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We Live in a Political World

  Why hasn’t a left-wing populist party arisen in the US in the wake of the Wall Street crash and bail-out by the government? Why have labor unions, environmentalists, racial and ethnic minorities not created an alternative to the fully … Continue reading

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It’s the economy, stupid

  In retrospect it seems obvious, but political scientist Corey Robin argues that Bernie Sanders did so well in the 2016 presidential election because he’s the first Democrat in forever to offer a trenchant political analysis of the US economy. … Continue reading

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The art of the possible

  Politics is the art of the possible. It’s not enough for Democrats to simply oppose the policies of Donald Trump, they need to offer alternatives. And, while the marches and protests organized by the DNC and supporting NGO’s are … Continue reading

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Necessary Lessons

  Liberals lamenting the election of Donald Trump have not absorbed the necessary lessons. Rather than examining the policies of financial neoliberalism and the identity politics that provided neoliberalism its moral veneer, they are still blaming the Russians, or the … Continue reading

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Border Guard

  Going into one of the craziest elections in American history it’s important to remember how we got to this point. Hint–both parties have contributed to a slow-motion economic crisis. The Republican party, as it exists now, is an absolute … Continue reading

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Human Capital

  Neoliberalism reduces us all to market participants. To neoliberals we’re not citizens, just human capital. There’s a great article at Salon, by Anis Shivani, that provides a glimpse into this poorly understood ruling ideology. “Neoliberalism believes that markets are self-sufficient unto … Continue reading

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