by Richard Moser Be Freedom Feb 8, 2019 The problem is not that the corporations are “out of control,” the problem is that the corporations are so much “in control.” By seeing neoliberalism as Free Market Fundamentalism (FMF) rather than Corporate Power we underestimate the challenges ahead. FMF does not help us to know what tactics … Continue reading Beyond Corporate Power
by Richard Moser Be Freedom Jan 25, 2019 In a previous article, I argued often confusing and divergent arguments within the neoliberal critique could be best understood as the tensions between two opposing currents of thought. One tendency understands neoliberalism as the unfettered reign of the free market, often called Free Market Fundamentalism (FMF); the other … Continue reading You Can’t Go Home Again: the Liberal State is No More
by Richard Moser Be Freedom Jan 10, 2019 I’ve been hearing about neoliberalism for a long time now and never could make much sense of it. It turns out the story we tell about neoliberalism is as contradictory as neoliberalism itself. Two currents within the critique of neoliberalism offer different analyses of the current … Continue reading Neoliberalism: Free Market Fundamentalism or Corporate Power?
by Chris Hedges Truthdig Sheldon Wolin, our most important contemporary political theorist, died Oct. 21 at the age of 93. In his books “Democracy Incorporated: Managed Democracy and the Specter of Inverted Totalitarianism” and “Politics and Vision,” a massive survey of Western political thought that his former student Cornel West calls “magisterial,” Wolin lays bare … Continue reading Sheldon Wolin and Inverted Totalitarianism
A political theorist envisioned the flawed machinery of our democracy giving rise to an authoritarian regime by Chauncey deVega Salon After World War II, historians, philosophers, psychologists, sociologists, political scientists and other researchers tried to understand how the madness of Nazism infected and engulfed an entire country. Many of them also pondered the unimaginable: Could … Continue reading Donald Trump’s “inverted totalitarianism”: Too bad we didn’t heed Sheldon Wolin’s warnings
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
by Paul Street Truthdig Oct 31, 2018 American presidents lie. They always have. Just Google “Lyndon Johnson and the Gulf of Tonkin,” “Bill Clinton and NAFTA” or “George Bush and weapons of mass destruction.” Even Honest Abe likely told a fib or two. But no U.S. president has ever lied as prolifically, constantly, insidiously and dangerously as … Continue reading Trump’s Endless Mendacity and the Dawn of American Fascism