socialism

There's (a Lot) More to George Orwell than Nineteen Eighty-Four

There's (a Lot) More to George Orwell than Nineteen Eighty-Four

It’s been more than 70 years since George Orwell (1903–50) published Nineteen Eighty-Four. Of his nine books (six of which were novels), it is by far the most famous and influential. In detailing his oppressively dark vision of social manipulation and political tyranny in late 20th century Britain,

Herman Goodden
Herman Goodden
George Orwell
Milan Kundera Warned Us About Historical Amnesia. Now It's Happening Again

Milan Kundera Warned Us About Historical Amnesia. Now It's Happening Again

The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting. —Milan Kundera Milan Kundera is 90-years old on April 1, 2019 and his central subject—The Power of Forgetting, or historical amnesia—could not be more relevant. Kundera’s great theme emerged from his experience of the

Ewan Morrison
Ewan Morrison
Communism
We Can Put an End to State Bidding Wars

We Can Put an End to State Bidding Wars

In a crashing finale to its corporate headquarters search saga, Amazon announced that it is withdrawing from its commitment to New York. Politicians have responded with mixed reactions, with some hailing the decision as a victory for the middle-class locals who came out in droves against the deal proposed by

Christopher Sabaitis
Christopher Sabaitis
economics
What Joan Didion Foretold About Campaign Socialism and Popularity

What Joan Didion Foretold About Campaign Socialism and Popularity

“In the understandably general yearning for “change” in the governing of this country, we might pause to reflect on just what is being changed, and by whom, and for whom.” -Joan Didion, Eye on the Prize, September, 1992 I read Joan Didion when I’m feeling less like a writer

Joe Hefferon
Joe Hefferon
Politics
A Tale of Two Cities: The Modern Soothsayers

A Tale of Two Cities: The Modern Soothsayers

Five weeks on from the #GiletsJaunes, managerial elites in London conspire to chain the United Kingdom to ever closer union with the fate of Europe. There is something profoundly emblematic about the sight of Emmanuel Macron facing down the people of his once great nation. Condescending, Napoleonic, and completely without

Neema Parvini
Neema Parvini
Europe
Resolving the Venezuela Crisis: Is There a Case for Outside Military Intervention?

Resolving the Venezuela Crisis: Is There a Case for Outside Military Intervention?

For the past four years, in plain sight of the world’s media, and just a few hours by plane from the world’s most powerful democracy, a criminal regime has been inflicting a humanitarian catastrophe on its own people, provoking widespread hunger and impoverishment, the spread of disease and

Jeffrey Tayler
Jeffrey Tayler
political science
Democratic Socialism is a Scam

Democratic Socialism is a Scam

When I attended a rally with my family in Little Havana for then-Senator Barack Obama in 2007, our old neighborhood greeted both us and the future 44th president as if we were traitors. Older, conservative protestors yelled “Comunistas!” at us from across the Miami-Dade County Auditorium. We brushed off the

Giancarlo Sopo
Giancarlo Sopo
socialism