Category: Electoralism/Democratism

How the Bobos Broke America

I’ve always disliked David Brooks as a neocon mouthpiece. But his “bourgeois bohemians” thesis was prophetic. When you’re right, you’re right. By David Brooks, The Atlantic The dispossessed set out early in the mornings. They were the outsiders, the scorned, the voiceless. But weekend after weekend—unbowed and undeterred—they […]

The Vanishing Legacy of Barack Obama

By Matt Taibbi On the road from stirring symbol of hope and change to the Fat Elvis of neoliberalism, birthday-partying Barack Obama sold us all out. It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness. — Leo Tolstoy “Even Scaled Back,” wrote Vanity Fair, “Barack […]

CNN Slobbers All Over AOC

Joan of Arc was burned at the stake. Voltairine de Cleyre was shot by a would-be assassin. Rosa Luxemburg was killed by the Freikorps. Emma Goldman was deported. Sophie Scholl was beheaded. Anne Frank was (probably) gassed. Sarah Jane Moore was behind bars for decades. Assata Skakur is […]