Upon studying and reflecting on French revolutionary history, we can find fascinating parallels between Donald Trump and Charles X. Following the defeat of Napoleon in 1814 came the “Bourbon Restoration” that brought the brother of the beheaded Louis XVI to the throne after years in exile. The radical Jacobin new order of the First Republic […]Read more "Trump…A Modern Charles X?"
Those interested in Meritocracy will surely come across MSNBC’s Chris Hayes’ book “Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy.” It is important we address Hayes’ arguments, because this conception of meritocracy exemplifies a very common misinterpretation of what meritocracy actually is: he thinks of meritocracy only in right wing and not left wing terms. “Who […]Read more "Left Wing vs. Right Wing Meritocracy"
In these revolutionary times, where we stand at the precipice of paradigm-shifting historical convulsions marked by the breakdown of the current neoliberal order, followed by the rise of radicalism across the spectrum that will seek to fill the void, the major question will come into focus: what Big Ideas will be available us to give […]Read more "What’s the Big Idea?"
One thing that many people hope will “make the world a better place” is charity. Problems exist in the world; children are hungry, under-educated and malnourished, ecosystems are being destroyed, homeless people roam the streets and all the other myriad sub-par outcomes of our system exemplify the need for charity to come in and step […]Read more "A Left Wing Critique of Charity"
Any ideology by definition is against its opposite because ideology assumes conviction. To stand for something, by definition, means to stand against the opposite of that very thing. Multiculturalism is the one ideology that is a non-ideology because there is nothing it is against, and therefore by definition nothing it is for. It asserts that […]Read more "A Left Wing Critique of Multiculturalism"
“If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their Fathers conquered…. I believe that banking institutions […]Read more "The Public Banking Solution"
“Only a crisis – actual or perceived – produces real change. When that crisis occurs, the actions that are taken depend on the ideas that are lying around. That, I believe, is our basic function: to develop alternatives to existing policies, to keep them alive and available until the politically impossible becomes the politically inevitable.”—Milton […]Read more "Why the Radical Left Needs Trump to Win"