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Keith Preston

Capitalism v. Socialism What is a Fair Trial?

This is an interesting essay on the capitalism vs. socialism dichotomy.  I like the idea of an experiment pitting socialist and capitalist intentional cities against each other. Similar experiments pitting social conservatism/traditionalism vs. social liberalism/counterculturalism against each other would also be interesting. As most people familiar with my […]

Briahna Joy Gray On Race And Class

By Andrew Sullivan A tough but civil conversation. Briahna, a lawyer and political consultant who served as press secretary for Bernie Sanders, co-hosts the superb podcast Bad Faith. I start our enjoyable convo with a simple question: how can we best facilitate the flourishing of black America? I’m […]

PRIMO RADICAL #250: Noam Chomsky

The living legend, former MIT linguistics professor and political commentator Noam Chomsky returns for this monumental 250th episode! In this interview, we discuss vaccination mandates, student loan debt, progressive media like The Young Turks (TYT), and the utility of voting for Democrats like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Chomsky also shares […]

Inclusion-exclusion dynamics related to medical professional within Spanish anarcho-syndicalism in the first third of the 20 th century

By Jorge Molero-Mesa and Isabel Jiménez Lucena The aim of this paper is to analyze the dynamics within Spanish anarcho-syndicalism between manual workers and medical professionals who shared the anarchist ideology. The incorporation of technicians into the labour movement was a common feature in the Western world; however, […]

Imagine ‘King Biden’

By Peter R. Quinones I unironically agree that having one person in charge rather than the leviathan that exists now would be preferable. At least you’d know who to blame when everything goes to shit. Whose fault is the shitshow we’re in now? Biden, Trump, Pelosi, or someone […]

Are We in the New Roaring Twenties?

The general point the meme makes is valid enough but it’s over-simplistic. Classical bourgeois capitalism that developed during the industrial revolution more or less collapsed during the Great Depression, and for the reasons Marx said it would, i.e. the growing concentration of wealth would result in underconsumption to […]

The American Ruling Class

This is an interesting article that, I think, illustrates both the strengths and limitations of modern “conservative” critiques of the new ruling class. Angelo Codevilla’s theory was half-right. “Some scholars such as Charles Murray and political commentators such as Ben Shapiro and Tucker Carlson have come to use […]

Cancel Culture Takes a Big “L”

By Matt Taibbi The press tries and fails to hype a crisis into existence over Dave Chappelle’s new Netflix special. First, there were the numbers. Over the course of the last week, news commentators predicted a huge demonstration of Netflix employees in protest of comedian Dave Chappelle’s The […]

John McWhorter On Woke Racism

By Andrew Sullivan We also discuss the many qualities that make wokeness a new religion. For anyone who follows online debates over race in America, John needs little introduction. The Columbia linguist just wrote a bracing tract, Woke Racism, against the new elite religion. He, like me, despises […]