The war hawks are at it again

When are they ever not “at it.” By Joel Mathis, The Week For America’s national security hawks, old habits die hard. Washington Post columnist Max Boot is probably best known these days as a Never-Trump conservative, a figure who spent much of his career making common cause with […]

Chinese have most trust in institutions, Americans near bottom, and Russians dead last, new survey shows

By Grayson Quay  The Week A new survey suggests people living under authoritarian regimes increasingly trust their major institutions more than citizens of democratic countries trust theirs, Axios reported Tuesday. According to the 2022 Edelman Trust Barometer, which surveyed 35,000 respondents across 28 countries, trust in NGOs, business, […]

Mutation in the Pandemic

The Signal Carry On What’s happening with public attitudes toward the pandemic? Timothy Caulfield on how North Americans are beginning to see a long-term future with Covid-19. With record numbers of new Covid-19 cases in countries around the world during the past month, the United States alone logged more than 1 […]

Politicizing COVID-19 From the Start

By Victor Davis Hanson, Independent Institute Thousands of Americans have died needlessly because of weaponized disinformation about China’s culpability, vaccines, useful drugs, lockdowns, racial preferences, and long-term care facilities. From the moment COVID-19 appeared, the pandemic became inseparable from politics. Political frenzy was inevitable since the SARS-CoV-2 virus […]

The Surprise Ending

By Caitlin Johnstone Humanity’s collective awakening will unfold in ways that nobody is anticipating, for the same reasons an individual’s awakening always unfolds in ways they can’t anticipate. An individual’s journey into greater consciousness is rife with plot twists and M. Night Shyamalan surprise endings, because it is […]

Class War is Just Beginning

By Joel Kotkin With the seeming deconstruction of the Biden Administration proceeding at a rapid clip, many on the right hope for an end to the conscious stoking of class resentments that has characterized progressive politics. Yet despite the political meltdown, America’s class divides have become so wide, […]

Welcome to the End of Democracy

By Joel Kotkin We bemoan autocracies in Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, Russia and China but largely ignore the more subtle authoritarian trend in the West. Don’t expect a crudely effective dictatorship out of Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four: we may remain, as we are now, nominally democratic, but […]

Is This the End of Progressive America?

By Joel Kotkin Over the past several decades, the progressive Left has successfully fulfilled Antonio Gramsci’s famed admonition of a “long march through the institutions”. In almost every Western country, its adherents now dominate the education system, media, cultural institutions, and financial behemoths. But what do they have […]

Agora #34: Kevin Carson

Kevin Carson is by far the best contemporary left-anarchist economist. His ideas on economics are more or less what I think the dominant mode of production would look like in a world where anarchist movements achieved political hegemony on a cultural and intellectual level. Although, like Noam Chomsky, […]