The main effect of Trumpism seems to have been to accelerate the leftward drift of US culture. I would point out, however, that it is only on cultural issues where the left is winning. The USA continues to be as statist, capitalist, and imperialist as it ever was, […]
When the majority of the capitalist class and the intelligence services have adopted “wokeness” as their self-legitimating ideology, we know that the totalitarian humanist revolution is complete. By Richard Hanania In a democracy, every vote is supposed to be equal. If about half the country supports one side […]
TELOS Press In today’s episode of the Telos Press Podcast, David Pan talks with Rabab Kamal about her article “The Curious Case of Islamic Reform: Why the Concept of Holy Violence Remains Disputed and How Nonviolent Islamism Is More Than Problematic,” from Telos 194 (Spring 2021). An excerpt of […]
The Centrality of Social Relations: E.P. Thompson’s Concept of Class and the Renewal of Historical Materialism
By Gary Blank E. P. Thompson was an avowedly Marxist historian, but did not hide his aversion for what he termed Marx’s “Grundrisseface.” Marx’s critique of political economy, Thompson suggested, only confronted the political economists on their own turf. Marx became entrapped within the “circuits of capital,” developing […]
By Matt Taibbi In April, I joined in a debate with Ben Bradlee, Jr., the estimable onetime senior editor at my hometown Boston Globe and former overseer of the prestigious Spotlight team. For movie buffs who are wondering, Ben was played by John Slattery in the Best Picture-winning […]
By Konrad Putzier, Wall Street Journal Overseas investors turn to America’s single-family rentals. Big foreign investment firms that buy office buildings, hotels and shopping centers around the world have a new favorite real-estate play: single-family homes in American suburbs. These institutions are partnering with U.S. housing companies to […]
By Eli Saslow, Washington Post As landlords and tenants go broke across the U.S., the next crisis point of the pandemic approaches. SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — The landlord had highlighted the first of the month on his office calendar and marked it as “Pay Day,” but now the first […]
Team Rising discusses the reaction to Sen. Bernie Sanders explanation for the emergence of Qanon.
Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti react to reports that the Biden admin is considering a partnership with private firms to track extremist chatter.
Donald Trump is a conman if ever there was one, but his wreaking havoc on the Republican Party and FOX News is his greatest public service. Team Rising discusses President Trump’s claims that the 2020 election should be known as the “BIG LIE”
Philosophy instructor & Jacobin columnist, Ben Burgis, discusses his new book “Canceling Comedians While the World Burns: A Critique of the Contemporary Left.”
By Nicole Hao, Epoch Times The Chinese regime has said its controversial virology institute had no relationship with the military, but the institute worked with military leaders on a government-sponsored project for almost a decade. The Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) participated in a project, sponsored by the National […]
By Julian Casanova This article focuses on the various examples of anarchist violence, from terrorist action in the 1890s to anonymous bombs of the first decade of the twentieth century; from the tyranny of the Star pistol in the 1920s to the uprisings and revolutionary terror of the […]
How an anarchist commune for queer people in Custer County grew a haven in conservative rural Colorado
By Elise Schmelzer, Canon City CUSTER COUNTY — Two sets of headlights headed straight for the geodesic dome house that serves as the Tenacious Unicorn Ranch’s headquarters. Outside in the deep dark of Colorado’s Wet Mountain Valley, the people who live at the ranch prepared to defend their […]
Derek Chauvin is guilty, how the law defines murder and manslaughter, how Chauvin was thrown under the bus to protect the system, the Justine Diamond case, why police welfare checks are dangerous, criticism of the Chauvin trial as a show trial, how cops and civilians are held to […]
Krystal Ball and Emily Jashinsky react to polling that finds 25% of women are financially worse off a year into the pandemic.
A career of fraud on behalf of the empire. Senior correspondent and co-founder of The Intercept, Jeremy Scahill, details his analysis of President Joe Biden’s position on war over the last 50 years.
(May 3, 2021) Little Rock, Arkansas – By signing sound money legislation today, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has officially ended sales taxation on gold, silver, platinum, and palladium bullion and coins– thereby setting an example for legislators in New Jersey, Maine, Ohio, and Tennessee, who are still considering similar measures in […]
Caveat: I don’t personally belong to the LP or have any positions on its internal faction fights. I do have an interest in anti-state movements and enjoy observing these things from the sidelines. By Peter R. Quinones For those unaware, one of the most disgraceful state Libertarian Parties […]
Saagar Enjeti reacts to the attacks on a Jeopardy contestant for a hand gesture he made on the show.
Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti explain why they believe TV Viewership has gone down since Joe Biden took office.
Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti break down the CIA’s new recruitment video.
President and Founder of the Center for the Study of Partisanship and Ideology, Richard Hanania, weighs in on why all institutions are “woke.”
“I am unapologetically me. I want you to be unapologetically you, whoever you are. Whether you work at #CIA, or anywhere else in the world. Command your space. Mija, you are worth it.”
“I’ve wanted to be a librarian since I was four years old. I guess I was a bit different, even at that age, and libraries always offered a safe, quiet space. In this one room, I could find a number of mini-escapes.”
“I joined CIA almost straight out of college when it can be a challenge to speak up when you’re younger and adjusting to workplace norms, especially in such a unique environment.”
You’ve got to see this to believe it. By Rod Dreher, The American Conservative You have to watch this. You really do. It’s jaw-dropping. It’s a new CIA recruitment ad: READ MORE
Probably so. Conventional proletarians tend to be instinctively conservative in the sense of disliking disorder and anything viewed as personally threatening. Insurrectionary activity tends to originate from those with nothing to lose and who do not mind assuming personal risks, i.e. the lumpenproletariat. “Lefty elites” merely regard insurrections […]
Derick Varn and Douglas Lain discuss the failings of a sect of Trotskyism known as “Political Marxism” after discussing just what Chris Cutrone might have meant when he asked Doug to join his effort to create a “Dictatorship of the Proletariat.” Can Marx’s ideas become politically relevant today? […]
Juror who vowed impartiality in George Floyd case, despite donning BLM shirt, now touts jury duty as activism
This, along with Maxine Waters’ antics, could be the basis of an appeal. My guess is that this case is not over yet. Russia Today One of the jurors in the murder trial of former Minneapolis policeman Derek Chauvin may have misled the judge about his knowledge of […]
By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley There is a deadly virus on the loose in this country. An unstoppable plague rampaging through communities big and small like an untrammeled beast, picking us off day by day, two, three, four at a time. The news […]
By Edward Whelan, Classical Wisdom There are many great Romans whose names are still honored to this day. None has been more feted down the centuries than Cicero. He was perhaps Romeâ€™s greatest author and one of its greatest orators and philosophers. Cicero was also one the last […]
By Chris Ealham This is a study of social protest and repression in one of the twentieth century’s most important revolutionary hotspots. It explains why Barcelona became the undisputed capital of the European anarchist movement and explores the sources of anarchist power in the city. It also places […]
By Steven Henry Martin Carlism and anarchism were revolutionary social movements that acquired significant popular support during the most intensive period of modernization in Spain (mid 19th to mid 20th centuries). It was noted but not well explored by contemporaries and historians that these enemies were similar in […]
By Don Fitz The Green New Deal has attracted perhaps the greatest attention of any proposal for decades. It would guarantee Medicare-for-All, Housing-for-All, student loan forgiveness and propose the largest economic growth in human history to address unemployment and climate change. But the last of these hits a […]
It was an honor to be joined this week by Dr. Cornel West, celebrated author, philosopher, and professor, for a conversation about Dr. West’s political activism and personal journey. Moving from the topic of keeping one’s personal faith to a discussion of how Harvard limits leftist perspectives on […]
The Democrats face the danger of losing working to middle-class moderate voters to the Republicans as the Democrats focus on the battle between corporate neoliberals and the cultural left. The Republicans’ best bet from a strategic perspective would be to adopt a lot of economic populist rhetoric as […]
Political correctness/cancel culture of the right.
Glad to see to some people are criticizing this.
By Matt Taibbi and Eric Salzman Nearly fifteen years ago, on December 10, 2006, the CEO of Senderra, a subprime mortgage lender owned by Goldman, Sachs, sent a grim report to its parent company. “Credit quality has risen to become the major crisis in the non-prime industry,” Senderra […]
By Peter R. Quinones … who sees the banning of items such as menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars as marching down the road to medical tyranny. This was shared with me from a recent article by Dr Joseph Mercola: Politicians in January 2021 managed to pass the COVID-19 […]
Virginia’s minimum wage goes to $9.50 per hour on Saturday, with more increases in the next two years
Outlawing capital punishment, legalizing marijuana, and now raising the minimum wage. Virginia is now a blue state for real. ByJohn Reid Blackwell , Richmond Times-Dispatch Some Virginians will be getting a pay raise thanks to an increase to the state’s mandatory hourly minimum wage. Starting May 1, the […]
Not everything labeled as “extremism” is a good idea, but as Caitlin Johnstone says, “pro-system” views are never considered to be “extremism.” By Marc Fisher, Washington Post The first images of “The Last Battle” seem designed to rile people on the conservative side of the culture wars: public […]
By Bill Sardi, LewRockwell.Com If you’ve been wondering how the world economy has been hijacked and humanity has been kidnapped by a completely bogus narrative, look no further than this video by Dutch creator, Covid Lie. What she uncovers is that the stock of the world’s largest corporations […]
International Business Guide A surprisingly small number of corporations control massive global market shares. How many of the brands below do you use? It’s a Small World at the Top: Banking Largest banks hold a total of $25.1 trillion: 1.) ICBC, China, $2.95 trillion in assets, over 18,000 […]
Is the Night of the Long Knives on the way? Former NYC discusses exactly what happened when his home was raided by federal law enforcement on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight.’
From June, but still a poignant one. By Leonardo Blair, Christian Post Reporter A number of Christian groups that have been holding revival services at the site where George Floyd died in Minneapolis say they’re seeing many people turn to God in baptisms and miracles are happening. “So […]
Saagar Enjeti reacts to Rose McGowan’s Fox News appearance.