Thursday, 23 November , 2017

Liberalism

How Western civilisation could collapse

Some possible precipitating factors are already in place. How the West reacts to them will determine the world’s future, says Rachel Nuwer. By Rachel Nuwer 18...

The President of Belgian Magistrates: Neoliberalism is a form of Fascism

Neoliberalism is a species of fascism By Manuela Cadelli, President of the Magistrates’ Union of Belgium  The time for rhetorical reservations is over. Things have...

45% of Young Americans Want Socialism | 30% of Young French...

NEW REPORT REVEALS U.S. ATTITUDES ON SOCIALISM, COMMUNISM ON EVE OF 2016 ELECTION FOR RELEASE: OCTOBER 17, 2016     First-of-its-kind YouGov Poll Shows “Bernie...

Once Upon a Time in America, by Boris Kagarlitsky

Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential election in the US, unexpected by the majority of political commentators, initially caused a shock followed by a wave of comments. These comments reflect the bewilderment of the experts and ideologues in the face of the new reality, the meaning which they refuse to understand.

Le testament de Maurice Allais

C’était le seul prix Nobel d’économie français. Né le 31 mai 1911, il part aux États-Unis dès sa sortie (major X31) de Polytechnique en 1933 pour étudier in situ la Grande Dépression qui a suivi la Crise de 1929. Ironie de l’histoire, il a ainsi pu réaliser une sorte de “jonction” entre les deux Crises majeures du siècle. Son analyse, percutante et dérangeante, n’a malheureusement pas été entendue faute de relais.

The silence of political liberalism – Regina Kreide

The beautiful, peaceful world in which we have arranged our lives so comfortably is showing its repressed, violent side. Yet established political theory is silent – perplexed, incredulous, and helpless – in the face of these problems. Is this because the circumstances are beyond explanation? Or is there a problem with political theory itself? What has happened to the discipline that claims to be able to tell us about the legitimacy of political systems? To paraphrase Kant, is it dreaming the sweet dream of perpetual peace? In the following, I develop three theses in order to explain this silence. Before doing so, however, I will offer a brief sketch of recent key developments in political theory.

In the Shadow of the CIA: Liberalism’s Big Embarrassing Moment

The death of Warren Hinckle, a journalist long forgotten outside San Francisco, brings back Ramparts magazine’s crowning moment, also one of crucial moments of postwar liberalism. At a stroke, in March, 1967, the presumptions of innocence by purportedly freedom-loving (albeit hawkish) prestigious intellectuals were stripped off. It turned out that the grand

The President of Belgian Magistrates: Neoliberalism is a form of Fascism

Neoliberalism is a species of fascism By Manuela Cadelli, President of the Magistrates’ Union of Belgium  The time for rhetorical reservations is over. Things have...