liberalism

The Spectacle of Bey

Analysis of pop-culture icons cannot be reduced to an uncritical admiration, and surface-level analyses, these positions tell us next to nothing of the true nature of the situation.

A Personal View of Homophobia and Youth Suicide: Richard Kim

An article arguing that homophobic bullying is a symptom of the core attitudes and structure of society, and a criticism of liberalism as a solution to this problem.

Looking back on Obama's deportation regime

The Obama administration's approach to illegal immigration was to severely enforce penalties for immigration related crimes. This approach led to record deportation numbers and an unprecedented explosion in the immigrant prisoner population.

The civil society plague: the middle class and its discontents – Miguel Amorós

A critical outline of the main features of the civil society or citizens’ movement, understood as a response of the managerial middle class to its ongoing proletarianization in the current crisis; its ideological basis, a “postmodern version of bourgeois radicalism”, its program, “consciously opportunist”, and its ranks filled with “careerist” tyros, it merely aims at a realignment of the party system of capitalism in order to resuscitate capitalist growth by means of an improved administration of the existing system combined with social democratic reforms whose goal is not socialism, but to “save the middle class” and to create jobs for large numbers of unemployed college graduates.

Love Me, Ferguson, I’m a Liberal - Douglas Williams

How liberals brought an anticommunist slur from America’s past back to life.

Five liberal tendencies that plagued Occupy

The liberal tendencies of some Occupiers severely undermined the movement’s strength; identifying them will make it easier to resist them next time.

Pioneers of American freedom - Rudolf Rocker

Classic text by the anarchist Rudolf Rocker on the origin of liberal and radical thought in America.

Chicago 1968

Chicago 68

A history and analysis of the Yippie Festival of Life and the clashes with the police that occurred in Chicago 1968 during the Democratic National Convention.

"Preface" to Impasse Adam Smith - Jean-Claude Michéa

A provocative introductory essay by the author of Impasse Adam Smith that maintains that the Left, “which has always presented itself … as the sole legitimate heir of Enlightenment philosophy”, with its “religion of ‘Progress’”, “nourished on exactly the same philosophical sources as modern liberalism”, is not only alien to the spirit of the original socialism of the early 19th century, but is also intrinsically incapable of constituting a real challenge to contemporary capitalism, and that “the requirements of a coherent battle against the liberal utopia … render a radical break with the intellectual imaginary of the Left politically necessary”.

Dawkins and liberal racism

Dawkins and liberal racism

Some quick comments on the latest 'shit Dawkins says on Twitter' row.