What is Freedom?

by Nathan Robinson Current Affairs edited by O Society April 19, 2019  Today I gave a talk to Alabama college students on the subject of “freedom.” They were a delightful group with excellent questions and I really enjoyed hanging out with them. Below is the prepared text of this speech: I am asked to talk … Continue reading What is Freedom?

Trump’s Demagoguery Goes Off the Rails

It may seem oxymoronic, but Donald Trump is living proof a lunatic can think big. by Finian Cunningham Strategic Culture Feb 20, 2019 Not content with “only” threatening regime change in Venezuela, the American "leader" is expanding his mission to rid the Western hemisphere of socialism, with Cuba and Nicaragua next in line for US … Continue reading Trump’s Demagoguery Goes Off the Rails

How FDR Saved Capitalism

by Seymour Martin Lipset, Gary Marks Hoover Institution Jan 30, 2001 With the coming of the Great Depression in the 1930s, a sharp increase in protest and anticapitalist sentiment threatened to undermine the existing political system and create new political parties. The findings of diverse opinion polls, as well as the electoral support given to local radical, … Continue reading How FDR Saved Capitalism

Bernie Sanders once urged abolishing CIA

Bernie Sanders spoke of the CIA as an agency that was accountable to no one "except right-wing lunatics." by Michael Crowley Politico In a debate with Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders befuddled some viewers with an arcane reference to a 1953 U.S.-backed coup in Iran, which Sanders called an example of America’s history of “overthrowing governments.” It … Continue reading Bernie Sanders once urged abolishing CIA

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Crusher of Sacred Cows

With its silly swipes at AOC, the American political establishment once again reveals its blindness to its own unpopularity by Matt Taibbi Rolling Stone Jan 21, 2019 One of the first things you learn covering American politicians is that they’re not terribly bright. The notion that Hill denizens are brilliant 4-D chess players is pure … Continue reading Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Crusher of Sacred Cows

What is Libertarian Socialism?

by Ulli Diemer Anarchist Library We call ourselves libertarian socialists. But why the adjective? Why libertarian socialism? Is libertarian socialism any different from socialism as it is generally understood? The problem, and the reason for the adjective, is that there exists no definition of socialism that is “generally understood”. The dilemma of socialism today is first … Continue reading What is Libertarian Socialism?