By Paul Gottfried, Chronicles The right is often accused of fascist tendencies in many of today’s political diatribes. A typical response is for the right to return the same accusation toward the left, a fact Edward Ring explores in a recent article for American Greatness, citing Jonah Goldberg’s famous book Liberal […]
In this video blog, the question of why the left has seemed to lose touch with the working class is taken up as Douglas Lain responds to Nagle and Tracey’s essay “First as Tragedy, Then as Farce: The Collapse of the Sanders Campaign and the “Fusionist” Left.” Lain […]
By Umair Haque, Medium Every sensible person knows by now that the GOP has become America’s greatest threat to itself. Even Republicans with common sense — like my father-in-law, the farmer — shake their head at what’s become of their party: a hotbed of fanatics, extremists, loons, and […]
By Matt Taibbi and Ford Fischer BLM 757 and “Boogaloo Boys” Team Up for Virginia Beach Rally Ford Fischer of News2Share is an independent videographer, previously profiled in “Meet the Censored.” If you follow news at all, you’ve probably seen his work, which regularly appears in mainstream outlets. […]
I agree with Emily’s analysis of the Left on the culture war, but the history Ryan outlines is on the money as well. Emily Jashinsky breaks down who is responsible for the ongoing culture war.
Noam is obviously not long for this world. He looks worse in this than I’ve ever seen him. Noam Chomsky is one of the most renowned and quoted intellectuals of our time and is the author of over 25 books, including “Chomsky for Activists (Universalizing Resistance),” and joins […]
This is an interesting discussion. A Boogaloo guy posted some comments in the threads for this video that I reposted below. “I’m gonna weigh in. I’m a proud boogaloo boi, have been since the start of the movement. The boogaloo is not a racist movement, racists are ostracized […]
By Paul Gottfried, American Consequences Antifascists and others on the Left like to believe they have been struggling against the same Right for almost 100 years. But there is little evidence for this assumption. Breitbart last week published a commentary about homosexuals who were demonstrating against the Israelis […]
These guys have a decent leftist “inside baseball” show. The Vanguard is bringing lively conversations to the left and platforming independent voices with ideas on the “vanguard” of modern leftist thought and politics.
I agree with his emphasis on Palestinian issues. Most of the rest of this is fairly predictable.
Fragment, fragment, fragment…and we need the Right and the Center to do the same. Vaush explains how initially his main goal was lefty unity however recently he has discovered that it’s a pipedream. He also talks about how we must criticize and hold to account certain beliefs that […]
Essential Politics: The left-right split is far bigger in the U.S. than in Europe — and it’s growing
By David Lauter,Los Angeles Times Anyone who has watched U.S. politics in recent years knows that a widening gap between left and right, Democrat and Republican, has defined our era. Hardly a week passes without fresh evidence. Americans — and some Europeans — have often talked of similar divisions […]
I’m not a fan of Vaush, but this is an unusually articulate defense of the intersectional left perspective. Of course, his analysis is still contained within the narrow and overly reductionist race/class/gender framework and progressive/reactionary dualism. Institutions have interests of their own, over and above their formal function […]
Author, Ryan Girdusky, explains why American Republicans should follow the lead of British conservatives.
7 rural counties in Oregon that voted for Trump have voted to secede from the blue state and join Idaho
By Kelsey Vlamis, Business Insider Seven rural Oregon counties have voted in favor of leaving Oregon and joining Idaho. The effort is led by a group that says Idaho values align better with rural Oregon. Oregon voted for Biden, while Idaho voted overwhelmingly for Trump. Five rural counties […]
I’m not a fan of this guy but this is an interesting and, I think, accurate analysis of what is going on with the Republicans. It seems as though the neocons and their allies (neo-Reaganites, superhawks, Never Trumpers, etc.) are pursuing a three-front strategy: colonizing the Democratic Party […]
By CLG News Editor, Lori Price 4 May 2021 This morning, I received an unsubscribe request from a long-time reader of the CLG newsletter. They wrote: I think you turned on the left and Democrats –Somewhere along the line, you switched sides. I once preferred your e-mails because […]
Social democracy vs. Breadtube
Kudos. “Complementing its recruitment of Riggleman, the NCRI has recruited former leftist Alexander Reid-Ross as a senior research fellow. He is the lead author on the NCRI’s COVID disinformation report and a contributing author on at least one other of the institute’s studies. Reid-Ross, who teaches geography at […]
This video explores how cultural politics of both the neoliberal and neo-traditional sorts are symptoms of an impasse in the struggle for socialism. We examine Nathan Robinson’s critique of Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti from the program Rising and his critique of Angela Nagle’s essay on immigration, in […]
This video explores how the history of the New Left led to a revival of the old left and presents excerpts from the books Facing Reality and the upcoming Zero Books title Zeitgeist Nostalgia written by Alessandro Gandini.
This Communist Study Questions video features interviews from Seattle’s Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (aka Capitol Hill’s Occupied Protest) along with commentary on Matt Taibbi. Nathan Robinson and the Left’s insanity. It also features a lesson on dialectical materialism and Marx’s critique of Proudhon. Relevant Essays The American Press […]
For the prosecution. From 2017. By Jared Keller, Pacific Standard On August 15th, President Donald Trump threw the door wide open for American fascism. Speaking confidently on his home turf of Trump Tower in New York City, Trump blamed “many sides” for the violent clashes between antifascists and alt-right groups […]
For the defense. By Velkan Corvinus, The Revolutionary Conservative Today, April 20, 2021, we decreed the birth of the NTC, this being our first day of public struggle for the Tempestist Revolution: calling for the organization of our struggle and resistance. Our only objective is the destruction of […]
Michael Lind discusses the “three lefts”: trade unionists, socialists, and intersectional leftists. I’d say that for all practical purposes, the USA now has what amounts to three political parties: The party of “woke capitalism” (most Democrats, neocons, and Never Trumpers), the populist right (which is becoming more like […]
We’re gonna have some fun with this one.
It is interesting that an increasingly greater number of folks on the economic left are now realizing what I have been saying for over 20 years, i.e. that “political correctness” is used by the ruling class to distract attention from class (and other) issues and prevent class unity […]
I would go further than this analysis by Soave and argue that “woke capitalism” IS conservatism at this point if by conservatism we mean someone that wants to defend the interests of the existing ruling class and political status quo. Those who oppose “woke capitalism” from the right […]
By Bryan Caplan I teach the economics of discrimination every chance I get. Why? Because the analytical framework, launched by the great Gary Becker in 1957, mightily illuminates so many questions that we care so much about. When you see that almost all garbage collectors are male, for […]
By Bryan Caplan Last year, I tried to figure out why there aren’t a lot more right-wing (or apolitical) firms. A recent piece by Richard Hanania comes down firmly in favor of my Explanation #4. To review: Explanation #4. Few moderates or right-wingers care enough to create a major profit […]
Philosophy instructor & Jacobin columnist, Ben Burgis, discusses his new book “Canceling Comedians While the World Burns: A Critique of the Contemporary Left.”
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? […]
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 […]
By They/Them, The Spectator A regular column by an anonymous whistle-blower operating deep within heart of the Social Justice Movement. To protect their identity, they will go under the code-name ‘They/Them’. Wokeyleaks is a confidential news leak organization for anyone wishes to divulge classified information (and hilarious anecdotes) […]
By Peter Brandt Telos During the past few weeks the debate over identity politics and viewpoint diversity in Germany has been unfolding. The starting point was an article in the Frankfurter Allgemeine by Wolfgang Thierse, not known for eccentric positions, concerning the conduct of the debate around the […]
By Joel Kotkin The Democratic Party has always been a loose confederation of outsiders — poor farmers, union members, populists, European immigrants and southern segregationists. As the actor Will Rogers said in 1924: “I am not a member of any organised political party. I am a Democrat.” Yet […]
Michael Lind nails it again. The Democrats are now the new Rockefeller Republicans, and the Republicans are now Jacksonian Democrats (as was FDR). By Michael Lind, Tablet Seventy-six years ago today, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, serving his fourth term in office, died in his “little White House” in […]
I’ve been using the Shia/Sunni analogy for around 15 years. It’s interesting that it is now making its way into mainstream discourse. What I find most regrettable is that most anarchists and libertarians, who should be standing apart from this stuff, seem to not only buy into but […]
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These BreadTuber folks seem to be the biggest joke ever.
By E. Colin Ruggero Resistance Studies Magazine We are glad to present articles that demonstrate the multifaceted area of resistance studies. MikeMowbray discusses the online presentation and discussion of 2008 Greek riots as virtual spaces of opposition to mainstream account. James M. Statman looks at the psycho-political meaning of […]
Right on schedule.
These Vanguard podcast folks have a program where they track the various sectarian squabbles and personality clashes on the Left, although they seem more focused on the mainstream, reformist oriented left than the further left anarchist, Marxist, Antifa, etc. Left.
Whatever. These guys are just glorified governors of what amounts to de facto red states. There is only one system, the global capitalist empire. The Atlanticist-Zionist-Wahhabi axis is the ruling party (like Democrats), with the BRICS/Resistance axis being the opposition party (like Republicans). These dudes are just Kristi […]
One of the neocons’ intellectual godfathers. Know your enemy. By Grant Haver The political theorist Leo Strauss (1899-1973) is perhaps an unlikely subject for Chronicles’ “Remembering the Right” series. Although no one can deny the extensive influence of his ideas on the conservative (and later, neoconservative) movement in […]
Now that “woke capitalism” is becoming hegemonic, the right-wing is developing anti-capitalist ideas. Hilarious. By Curt Mills, The American Conservative Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Justice Clarence Thomas signaled camaraderie Monday with those who would check corporate power. Two events came to pass Monday that, for now, […]
This article contains a fairly interesting critique of the police/carceral state from a “culturally conservative” perspective. If we can get the Left and Right hating the prison-industrial complex with equal fervor, then we’ve got something. By Stephen Baskerville, Chronicles The left’s new monopoly cannot be resisted without breaking […]
By Andrew Sullivan, The Spectator When I finally head back to church this weekend, after a year of Covid-avoidance, it is going to feel a little strange. These past 12 months constitute the longest stretch of time I’ve been away since I was born. And I’m not going […]
Patrick Bet-David has a virtual sit down with the former Antifa Member, Gabriel Nadales, to talk about Antifa, the 2020 election, socialism in America and why younger people are fascinated with it. Recommended video: Heated Debate On Capitalism with America’s Most Prominent Marxist Economist – Richard Wolff – […]