The Blob Fought the Squad, and the Squad Won

For students of political history, a cottage industry has grown in recent years around identifying the historical circumstances and intellectual origins of neoliberalism. While the initial conditions have been identified in the post-WWII effort to cleave German fascism from its American roots, what hasn’t been explained is the hold it has over a broad range of Western political ideology. More

It Was Never Just About the Chat: Ruminations on a Puerto Rican Revolution.

The current upcoming generation of Puerto Ricans has galvanized those that came before in a way never before seen on the island. What musician and up-and-coming founding parent Bad Bunny called the “no more” generation has taken to the streets. Hell, they have taken the streets! And they keep coming back, day after day, beating after beating carried out by cops driven more and more unhinged. More

System Capture 2020: The Role of the Upper-Class in Shaping Democratic Primary Politics

The Democratic primary season is upon us, and the party’s candidate list is a useful starting point for assessing the impact of affluence on American politics. Classic works by sociologists of decades past, including C. Wright Mills and G. William Domhoff, posited that U.S. political institutions were captured by elite economic actors, who seek to enhance their own material positions at the expense of the many. More

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The Democrats and the War Machine

Paul Street on how the Democrats have abetted Trump’s aggression against Iran and Venezuela, TJ Coles on how war fuels modern slavery and Dan Glazebrook on the dismal state of Libya seven years after HRC and Obama’s coup. The Great Disappearance: John Davis on the extinction crisis. Mark Taylor on the death penalty and the mentally ill. Laura Carlsen on the political forces driving the war on drugs. Chris Floyd on impeachment. Pete Dolack on capitalism’s addiction to growth. Jeffrey St. Clair on grizzlies. Jennifer Matsui on mass surveillance and the Olympics. Elizabeth Lennard on the Venice Biennale. And much more…

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