The Politics of Framing and the Framing of Politics

by Thomas Klikauer and Nadine Campbell edited by O Society May 21, 2020 We know how a frame works in picture framing, how to make one using carpentry, and we also know the frame in which a picture is placed can influence how we see a picture. Well, virtually the same thing applies to politics. … Continue reading The Politics of Framing and the Framing of Politics

The Democratic Establishment Suddenly Loves Sheepdog Bernie Sanders

When he was winning primaries, many in the Democratic Party degraded the Vermont senator and his supporters. Now, he’s a friend, chess-playing companion, “American original” in his Sheepdog role for the party. Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders: Sheepdogging for Hillary and the Democrats in 2016 by Sydney Ember edited by O Society April 16, 2020 It … Continue reading The Democratic Establishment Suddenly Loves Sheepdog Bernie Sanders

Chomsky On the Willingness to be Puzzled

Nathan Robinson interviews Noam Chomsky edited by O Society July 3, 2019 For orver fifty years, Noam Chomsky has been one of the world’s foremost public intellectuals. Current Affairs editor Nathan Robinson recently spoke with Chomsky at his office in Tucson, Arizona. The text has been cut down and lightly edited for clarity. Transcript by … Continue reading Chomsky On the Willingness to be Puzzled

Democracy Can’t Survive Without the Welfare State

Wherever we see rising tides of authoritarianism, we can link it to the systematic destruction of the welfare state. Maya Razmadze interviews Claus Offe Jacobin Dec 16, 2018 Claus Offe is one of the most famous sociologists and political scientists in Germany. His research on the structural problems of late capitalism and his recent interventions … Continue reading Democracy Can’t Survive Without the Welfare State

Money Still Rules US Politics

Whether it's Donald Trump, the Democratic Party, or midterms, the best way to understand US politics is to follow the money. by Paul Heideman Jacobin Nov 6, 2018 Though pundits have been scrambling to find new and inventive ways to describe the extraordinary nature of this year’s midterm elections, in one respect they’re just like the … Continue reading Money Still Rules US Politics

What is Oligarchy? Government, gone to the dogs

Does Fox News even have maps? Fox News conservative political commentator Ainsley Earhardt on Friday offered “Fox and Friends” viewers a definition lesson on the word “oligarch,” wondering if her fellow co-hosts “have ever used the word before the last few months.” Earhardt claimed the media’s interest in the Russia investigation is misplaced because “most … Continue reading What is Oligarchy? Government, gone to the dogs