Global Research “The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.” — H. L. Mencken Cultural Marxism is a strange catch-all term being thrown around a lot these days. Why is it … Continue reading What the Hell is Cultural Marxism?
by Ulli Diemer Anarchist Library We call ourselves libertarian socialists. But why the adjective? Why libertarian socialism? Is libertarian socialism any different from socialism as it is generally understood? The problem, and the reason for the adjective, is that there exists no definition of socialism that is “generally understood”. The dilemma of socialism today is first … Continue reading What is Libertarian Socialism?
Philosopher Jason Stanley on fascism, truth, and Donald Trump. by Sean Illing Vox Nov 28, 2018 “Fascism” is a word that gets tossed around pretty loosely these days, usually as an epithet to discredit someone else’s politics. One consequence is that no one really knows what the term means anymore. Liberals see fascism as the culmination … Continue reading How Fascism Works
American transformation into a fascist-like state by Sheldon Wolin Nation The war on Iraq has so monopolized public attention as to obscure the regime change taking place in the Homeland. We may have invaded Iraq to bring in democracy and bring down a totalitarian regime, but in the process our own system may be moving … Continue reading Inverted Tolitarianism
None of our language seems to capture the president-elect’s ability to assemble a collection of falsehoods into a grandiose whole. But there is, in fact, a word for it. We need Nietzsche and hip-hop to help get us there. By Shawn Hamilton Huffington Post In his 1987 comedy film, “Raw,” Eddie Murphy jokes about an argument … Continue reading The Birth Of Fuckery: How To Think About Donald Trump’s Lies
Right-wing Populism. Can More Madness Cure the Madness? by Montanus, Rammer, Bohm, Bischoff, Stanley, and Berlet Oct 22, 2018 Neoliberal policy was always mad. But an even greater madness now appears with rightwing populism. Politics is mad because it writes off large parts of the population. Economic Darwinism has nested and established itself as market ideology int … Continue reading What is Right-Wing Populism?: Can More Madness Cure the Madness?
(Editor's note: see our series on the Conservative Moral Hierarchy and notice how much overlap there is between what Stanley calls fascism and Lakoff calls the CMH. Also please see our Word of the Day Series The "F" Word: What is Fascism?) On Trump and the Rise of Fascism Across the Globe Democracy Now! October 11, … Continue reading How Fascism Works: the Politics of Us and Them and its Normalization